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  • Giveaway: 30 tickets to the Absa Currie Cup final between WP and the Sharks
    Posted by on Oct 22nd, 2013

    Prooooooooovvvvvvince! Ok my bad, i’m supposed to be unbiased when doing WPjoulekkerding a competition and giving away tickets to see a match between two of SA’s best rugby teams hey. Well most of you will know that the Absa Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Sharks is this Saturday at Newlands and Cape Town has already showed the human spirit by buying out all the tickets. Yep..tickets sold out. Except for the 30 i have to giveaway. Did you get that…30 of you fine readers are gonna go to the game courtesy of the generous folks at Absa.

    Oh and i’ll also throw in two unsigned jerseys..one from each team. Sound good? Well keep reading then.

    The spirit of rugby is one of those rare things that unites all South Africans and you just need to watch this video to feel the magic and get a taste of what Saturday at Newlands is gonna be like. If you love the game then you will get goosebumps.

    Excellent stuff…love listening to how the players actually felt. They may be heroes, but we forget they are also human. Well most of them except Bismark.

    Now I’ve been trying to figure out how to split the tickets up and most of you suggested i give away sets of 5 so you can go in a group. I like that so that’s exactly what i’m gonna do. Will give away 6 x5 sets of tickets.

    I’ll give 3 sets of 5 tickets away on Twitter and the other 3 sets of 5 tickets to those who leave a comment.

    • For those on Twitter you need to follow me @lifeissavage (so i can track the result and what not) then send out the following tweet

    Win one of 6 sets of 5 tickets to see the Currie Cup final at Newlands and feel the #HumanSpirit with @Absa and @lifeissavage “

    Easy hey.

    • Now the other 3 sets of 5 tickets will go to folks who leave a comment under the post. Just tell me what your favourite part of the video above was. Bonus points if you can think of a clever way to include #humanspirit or Absa.

    I’ll pick winners before noon on Thursday and winners tickets will be delivered sometime on Friday.

    Now get involved.

    Oh and one more thing…

    PROOOOOOOOOVVVVVVINCE!!!!

    Good times.

    UPDATE: competition is closed folks. Your comments were all awesome and i wish i could give everyone tickets. Have spoken with the good people at Absa and comment winners are Johnathan Smit, MikeC and Roscoe.

    dina dos santos says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    When they show Naas Botha,brings back memories of the good old days… Legend of his time

    Pierre says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Lifting the #Absa Currie Cup after so long all the the supporters and the whole team having #humanspirit and we still have it and going to keep it,#Province for life

    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Seeing Demitri Catrikilis, winning the Currie Cup one year without a beard and probably not even shaving yet, and the next year in the interview, he’s seen having been able to grow a beard since winning the Currie Cup, that is the #HumanSpirit…

    Anya says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I love the part where he points to his name on the trophy. As a writer, I totally got that same feeling when I had my first print byline: “That’s my name, I accomplished something amazing and now my name is a part of this awesome thing forever.” (Probably how you feel when you look at your blog, eh?) It’s a really great feeling you might only get to have once or twice in your life, so its important to savour it and don’t let anyone take it away from you!

    Francois says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Stay true to the Blue,we are the #Absa Currie Cup Champs and we are going to be the Champs again just because we can and we have the #HumanSpirit.The best moment was lifting that cup and we going to do it again. #WpJouLekkerDing

    Jon Meinking says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Seeing WP in the various years of the Currie Cup, from winners in 1895, the trials and tribulations inbetween, til Absa CC winners in 2012.. Watching Eben pick up Dimitri in an embrace that shows the tenacity, human spirit & jubilation as the referee blew his whistle.. That’s what gives me goosebumps & the sheer excitement of hopefully seeing it all again at Newlands this Saturday! :) Prooovviiiiinnncceee!!!

    Roy Barford says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I am a Sharks fan who loves rugby so much I bought an apartment down the road from Newlands.

    When the Sharks visit, I walk the gauntlet of terror to the stadium in my black and white jersey, attracting world-class abuse about my grandmother’s cat and such things.

    You could give your tickets to faithful Western Province fans – or you could give them to me so I can do the walk of shame home after the match and give everyone else a target to throw their rotten eggs at. It’s the right thing to do.

    Myles Brown says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Would dig to go to the game!
    What I liked about the video? More like what I didn’t like…. Jean de Villiers wasn’t interviews as a past Champion! The dude is a living legend, on and off the field! He carries himself in the a manner that many a can learn from! His #humanspirit is pure! I want to be there when he finally lifts the #ABSA #CurrieCup and entrench his name into SA Rugby history more than it already is!

    Shot a lot!

    Ursula says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The trophy close up with the dramatic music tugs at my heart strings and #humanspirit.

    Michael says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Hearing Siya Kolisi say “I don’t want to touch it before I get to win it” has to be the ultimate goosebump moment in this clip. The Currie Cup certainly brings out the true #humanspirit in every South African as we get behind our team today, tomorrow and always together!

    Labeeqah Petersen says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Loved the entire video, I waaaaaant to NEED those tickets PLEASE! #humanspirit

    Baker says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Listening to them expressing their feelings and how amazing the #humanspirit is. ABSA made it possible!

    Razaan says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Reliving that joy of when WP won the Currie Cup and listening to ex players talk about how much the Currie Cup means to our country has to be the best parts of that video. Makes me ABSA-lutely confident that WP can keep the trophy in Cape Town this year!

    Gill says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I loved the #humanspirit of Etsebeth lifting Catrikilis in elation for winning the Absa Currie Cup. Brilliant! PROOOOOOOOOVVVVVVINCE!!!!

    Pi says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Kolisi reaching deep down into his #humanspirit to stare down the Currie Cup, but showing the respect he has garnered over the years towards the hallowed cup by explaining he will not touch it until he wins it…Kolisi will drink from the Currie Cup this weekend! Ole’

    Labeeqah Petersen says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I also loved the fact that everyone was so happy! Pleeeeeeeease let me win a set of tickets so that I can also be as happy as them then I know YOU have #humanspirit!!

    Labeeqah Petersen says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I also loved the fact that everyone was so happy! Pleeeeeeeease let me win a set of tickets so that I can also be as happy as them then I know YOU also have #humanspirit!!

    Lizelle Goliath says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I love how when the players are only speaking about the Absa Currie Cup makes them feel so nervous and proud… now thats true #humanspirit giving me goosebumps like I’m right there, and the way they speak to & look at the trophy… some more goosebumps :) and one last thing PROOOOOOOOOVVVVVVINCE!!!

    jacques cloete says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I think the best part of this video is that it shows even after over 100 years of currie cup rugby nothing has changed for the players wether they are old or young nothing means more to them than reaching the final and winning the currie cup. even to a player like naas who has won it a few times nothing means more to him than holding that cup. it shows that even if you experience holding the cup that the human spirit will drive you on to achieve it again and again, you never get bored of it it shows the passion the players have for this game and the respect that kolisi shows not to touch it and to the pumas wing who tells himself he will hold that cup one day showing that he is willing to work for it knowing that one day the human spirit will drive him towards it, that is what the human spirit is all about.

    Qadira Willis says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    It’s amazing to see different players from different teams having the same emotion towards the Currie Cup. Each one different yet everyone has the same goal to achieve and that’s holding the Currie Cup.

    Nicole says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The Absa Currie Cup Championship trophy symbolises the #humanspirit of the Nation joining together in something we all love! #WPJOULEKKEDING

    Zahrah says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    When the players talk about winning the Currie Cup being their childhood dreams. As successful as they became they never forgot where the love for the game started. That is the #humanspirit

    Milo says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Would dig to go to the game!
    What I liked about the video? More like what I didn’t like…. Jean de Villiers wasn’t interviews as a past Champion! The dude is a living legend, on and off the field! He carries himself in such a fine manner that we call all learn from! His #humanspirit is pure! I want to be there when he finally lifts the #ABSA #CurrieCup and entrench his name into SA Rugby history more than it already is!

    Shot a lot!

    Wesley says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The best moment in that entire clip was seeing the pure uninhibited excitement of Eben Etzebeth, the look on his face, the way he picked up little Dimitri, the embrace between them was the ultimate #humanspirit moment.

    Annemarëe says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The best part of this video clip is the whole video, showcasing the #HumanSpirit. It shows how much this mean to all the players and also the pride and joy that goes into rugby. If I have to choose, as a full blood WP supporter, the part where Eben lifts Demitri like the team lifted that cup is probably the best part. Goosebumps all over again.

    Dominique says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I absolutely love the beginnings of this inaugural event – the trophy….the first overseas team (British Isles) to set foot on our shores, were carrying a particularly precious bit of cargo – the Currie Cup Trophy, given to them by Sir Donald Currie, owner of Union-Castle Lines – which was the shipping company that transported them to SA. Sir Donald was clear with his instructions—hand this trophy over to the team in South Africa that gives you the best game! After a glorious display, Griqualand West became the first ever holders of the Currie Cup. <3

    The Real Pierre says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    seeing the underdogs win shows great #humanspirit…

    Tiaan Fouche says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The moment when Deon Fourie lifted the #ABSA Currie Cup and the fans and players let their emotions flow. One of the greatest moments in sports is when you see great #humanspirit from a great side like the Western Province.

    Anton says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The best part about this video is seeing the young guys like Kolisi and Speckman dream about winning the cup and the old guys like Naas who won it 9 times! It shows us what the #HumanSpirit is all about. It is heartwarming. I AM a PROVINCE supporter and there is nothing I want more than to be on Newlands Saturday to see WP lift that cup again.

    RichardATUCT says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I ABSAlutely(hahahah) want those tickets. My favourite part of the video is the uber corny interviews. Those guys need to stick to rugby :)

    Jean-Paul says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Watching the Currie Cup over the years and to see the best of best in South African Rugby playing their hearts out to win the Currie Cup with the same amount of enthusiasm, determination, passion and intensity as what some of these players have when playing in the World Cup shows that the Currie Cup is the most special competition in South Africa.

    Watching Naas hold the Currie Cup and say he won it nine times and yet he still has that excitement in his eyes just shows how special winning the Currie Cup is to any South African rugby player.

    Saturday when PROVINCE lift the trophy is going to to be the ultimate #humanspirit moment.

    Melissa says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Ag Daddy won’t you ABSAblief let me win tickets to the Currie Cup Final at Newlands, so my friends and I can feel the #HumanSpirit & Skree PROVINCE!!!

    Melissa says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Ag Daddy won’t you ABSAblief let me win tickets to the Currie Cup Final at Newlands, so my friends and I can feel the #HumanSpirit & Skree PROVINCE!!!

    Favourite part of video: the way it made me smile, the pride you feel for your country, and your province. Every guy had a glisten in their eye – that happiness, that pride, that’s the Human Spirit, and that, that’s my Favourite part of the video!

    #WPJouLekkerDing

    Paul Hilton says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    “Local is Lekker” like Absa and the Currie Cup……both lighting the human spirit to great heights!

    Paul Hilton says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    .oops……….both lifting the human spirit. Ok my Bad.

    Alex Brel says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Forget being unbiased……………….it’s Prooooooooovvvvvvince, Province, Province, Prooooooooovvvvvvince !!

    Ok now it is our bad…..but who cares, Province lifting the Absa Currie Cup on Saturday will lift the collective human spirit of Cape Town

    Alex Brel says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Winning these tickets to watch my heroes would be a “dream come true” for me.

    Go Absa, Go the human spirit. Go Life is savage and of course most importantly…GO PROOOOOOOOOVVVVVVINCE!!!!

    Tarah Snyders says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The best part of this clip is still to come!!! Its happening this saturday #humanspirit . Can you FEEL it, you have to because you might just miss it!! The best part of being a PRooooooooooviiiiiiiiiiiince supporter is that you get to scream #WPjouLEKAding without pinching your butt tight hahaha. Supporting guys who have brutal strength and yet they are down to earth. that’s what I call #humanspirit and super sexy. No matter what, they always make their supporters proud and that’s one thing they take pride in!!! So GO HARD or GO HOME. Because we prooooOoooooovince supporters and players ALWAYs GO HARD! For the love of #humanspirit #ABSA and most of all #WP_RUGBY

    Francois v.d Merwe says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Wel ja. Dis net my droom om nog op Nuweland te sit en al my helde op een veld te sien speel en die ongelooflike human spirit van die duisende Suid Afrikaners als tussen vier mure te voel. En die beste deel in die video is die feit dat so wonderlike kompetisie in ons eie land gehou word en dit is iets waarop elke Suid Afrikaner baie trots kan wees op.

    Brett says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Seeing Province lift the cup after supporting them through thick and thin in their 11 year drought is something that definitely lifts the #HumanSpirit and is of course my favourite part of this video. Hondervleis I tell you! Thank you to #ABSA for making these moments possible, the Currie Cup is a huge part of my life and there are so many memories I will be telling my kids about one day.

    GO PROOOOOOOOOVIIIIIINCE!!!!

    Tasha Bosch says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Every single second of the video lifts the #humanspirit. Watching gives me goosebumps. I love the game and loooooooove my Prooooooooovvvvvvince. Nothing beats the Absa Currie Cup final !!!!!!!!

    Alan Bush says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I ‘hate’ the video. It gets me too worked up, far too excited. I want Saturday to be here NOW. I want to be in the stadium this very second hearing Province, Province, Province. How can I push time forward? I know Province are going to win. I need to be there. I want to be right there when Province lift the Absa Currie Cup and the entire stadium human spirit of the Province explodes with joy. Now how do I sleep between now and kick -off?

    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Hi

    What an awesome competition. I just heard that Absa was giving away some tickets at a nearby shopping mal. I rushed to get my hands on the gold, but unfortunately they had left when I got there. What is worse is that my Bulls “friend” got tickets and is rubbing it in my face. Haha. :(

    Back to the video

    I’m someone that has a big appreciation for history and heritage. For me the highlight of the video is the sincerity in which these players and ex-players describe their intense connection with the game. Of course, the best way to portray #humanspirit is in celebration, and WP winning the Cup last year is definitely a highlight for me.

    Abduraghman Allie says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    “One day, one day you gonna be mine”
    That comment shows our #humanspirit. Shows our drive to succeed and be the best. And the Currie Cup is the perfect platform to develope ourselves and show that we are the best. And sitting inside Newlands with a packed crowd… no better feeling…
    PROVINCE!!!!

    Andre says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Video Highlight – My Currie Cup runneth over with the best kind of spirit, the HumanSpirit

    My boys, My Team, My Province

    One Team, One Love (all together now) Prooooooooviiiiiince!!

    WPJouLekkerDing

    Sandra J v VEUREN says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    We have been supporters of WP for literally generations. I’m 62 years old and have yet to see what Newlands look like inside. Living in PE we are in Cape Town for this month, on holiday as very recent pensioners, doing a n even more belated “Gap Year”! A win would be almost too good to be true on this journey of ours!

    Nols J v Veuren says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    For me it will just be the ultimate prize to see this trophy return and to be there when it happens. Never been to Newlands, ever…..at 63! This year though, we’re in Cape Town, and tried everything to get tickets, including stood in line at ticket sales (too late, only standing room)….the internet (couldn’t get through, and when I did, was kicked off when waiting time was 46 minutes…after hanging on for two hours). Pleeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzz, have a heart…..

    Jason Kensley Kemp says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    #WpJouLekkerDing- Absalutely keeping the Cup in the Cape…Today Tomorrow Together as a Team in #humanspirit

    James Grey says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    It is so cool, #humanspirit or Absa, to see my heros, #humanspirit or Absa, descibing the feeling of winning, #humanspirit or Absa, the Absa Currie Cup, #humanspirit or Absa. I would love to be there on saturday, #humanspirit or Absa, so see province win, #humanspirit or Absa. Reliving the great memories, #humanspirit or Absa, watching the video was great, #humanspirit or Absa, being there on Saturday, #humanspirit or Absa, is going to be the ultimate experience. #humanspirit or Absa. Go Province, #humanspirit or Absa.

    louise says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    don’t you think you’re trying a bit too hard with all the absa-spirit???

    James Grey says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    It is the ABSA Currie Cup !! There is no such thing as ‘trying to hard’. Come on it is the Currie Cup Final. I only have one thing to say to you……..Go Province, #humanspirit or Absa.

    Tarah Darge says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Who couldn’t love Naasie leaping into his teamates arms ala Dirty Dancing style and displaying some ultimate #humanspirit! Thanks for the inspiration Absa! :)

    nolwazi mpela says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    When Deon lifts the cup. You can actually see the excitement on his face and the proud moment from the fans. It can all be achieved in human spirit.

    Grant says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Two special moments for me…

    Siya Kolisi refusing to touch the ABSA Currie Cup until he wins it, until he earns it. True #HumanSpirit displayed. Then also when Eben lifted Demetri after winning the ABSA Currie Cup last year. Let’s see a repeat this year… @LifeisSavage and @ABSA, please give me that opportunity to witness that moment of glory again!

    WP jou lekker ding!

    Dominique Kotze says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I HAVE HUMAN SPITIT!!! my favourite part is how province stands together just as ABSA does to make our province a proud one !!! #humanspirit !!!!!!

    Arno Fouche says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    My favorite part is where Demitri Catrakillis said that he always seen it on tv and that just shows that its really part of our lives and a dream that is worth reaching for every boy in rugby. And with humanspirit just shows that dreams are worth chasing.

    Will von Fronemhein says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    “I don’t want to touch it until I get to win it” is a close second but nothing shows the #HumanSpirit like Kabamba Floors going from listening to the Currie Cup Final to winning the ABSA Currie Cup…

    Mishkah says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    PROOOOOOOOOVVVVVVINCE!!!!

    Richard says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Excellent Clips – best Moment at 4:43 when the young boy, swings the WP flag as they won the 2012 ABSA Currie Cup at the shark tank.
    That moment encapsulates the bold yet respectful defiance of all the odds against you – summing up the human spirit!

    DANIE OOSTHUIZEN says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    In 2010 it was the Sharks.
    In 2012 it was WP
    IN 2013 IT WILL BE THE SHARKS
    UP THE SHARKS
    Let’s kick ass SHARKS.
    #humanspirit. The joy of the winning team lifting the ABSA Currie Cup !!!!!!!!
    Thanks ABSA for making this possible!

    SHARKS JOU LEKKER DING

    Riaan says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Wiepie djou leka ding! Provence jou mooie ding…

    Gee gas manne

    Johnathan Smit says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    After having watched the inspiring and emotion invoking video, I have put much thought into how I could ‘encourage’ you to give these tickets to me and how to include think of a clever way to include #humanspirit or Absa.. Maybe I could try………
    • Asking nicely ……..”Please Could you choose me. #humanspirit or Absa .”
    • Begging……”Please, pleeeasse, I beg you please give me the tickets……….please. #humanspirit or Absa”
    • Demanding…..”Give me the tickets!! #humanspirit or Absa”
    • Appealing…….. “Please could you give me the tickets I would desperately love to go. #humanspirit or Absa”
    • Being emotional……….”I so desperately need to go that if I don’t whose knows what I will do. #humanspirit or Absa”
    • Proving my loyalty to Province……….. “I have been a Province fan since birth. I watch every game at least 3 times. #humanspirit or Absa”
    • Proving my Loyalty to ‘savage’………….”I read your website daily. #humanspirit or Absa”
    • Telling you a sob story…….”My long lost father has finally returned and I always promised myself, should he return, we would go to a ABSA Currie Cup match together. #humanspirit or Absa”
    • A little BS…………… “This is the last opportunity I will ever have to attend a Currie Cup … #humanspirit or Absa”
    • your ego……………”You are the best looking, most charming person in the whole wide world. #humanspirit or Absa”
    • Being clever…………oh dear got nothing.
    The list goes on and on, but I think you get the general idea. So “Please Could you choose me” it would be the height of Human Spirit and one more thing….. #humanspirit or Absa

    Johnathan Smit says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The is unbelievable awesome. Please let me know how I claim the tickets. WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Milton Ball says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Watching this video is enough to make a grown man cried with pride. Massive goose bumps.

    The Absa Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Sharks is the ultimate sports event and I would dearly love to bethere on Saturday to be part of this historic human spirit uplifting win by Province. Thank you for the opportunity

    Francis Darling says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    How on earth did you do it? 30 Tickets! Wow. Respect.

    I have watched the Human Spirit video 4 times now and I am sure I will watch it again before the day it through. Love it.

    Of course Province will win the Absa Currie Cup final but the big winner will be South Africa as we once again come together in the spirit of rugby. I salute our heroes who give their all.

    Thank you for providing those of us who could not get tickets the wonderful opportunity of being there to be part of history.

    alison says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Best moment when the boy swung the flag after we won at the Shark tank!!! Im a full on Wp supporter. I attended all the games during the currie cup at newlands, woke up early tuesday morning 2 log on to buy tickets, couldn’t get in drove to diferrent post net outlets 2 get tickets and didn’t get anything. So sad. But anyway, WP jou lekkerrrrr ding!!!!!!!!

    wilma says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    An ABSA-lutely fabulous video!!! What shows us the human spirit?? Rosco making a promise to a cup…but not just any ol’ goblet…..the Currrrrie Cup and hey, it’s in the Cape for the first time in flippin’ years!!! If we win this, it’ll be the first time since 1930-something that we’ve held an unbeaten record………so, were going to win and I need to be there, in the stadium, making a noise when the boys get tired
    and not sitting in my flat down the road, hearing the cheers that preceed the delay in action screened on the TV.

    louise says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I need to hear that “oef”‘ when the guys scrum each other,
    I need to hear my mom (the only Sharks fan in the family) shout for Beast and Pat Lambie when she’s surrounded by WP fans,
    I need to get my dad into that stadium so that this will be his first game at Newlands,
    and the human spirit….???…..well, that’s me-who-can-do-no-wrong, apologising profusely to a friend for choosing this historic final over his gift of concert tickets at the Grand West on Saturday!!!

    louise says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    although a staunch wp supporter, i’d love to see patty-pan’s intensity when aiming for the uprights!!! : )

    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The best moment on the video clip was when they lifted the trophy and to see the love and support from the fans ! Viva WP!

    Teah says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    This video truly captures the essence of what the Currie Cup means to the players and to the nation. Uniting rugby players and fans.

    Andrew says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    ABSAlutely MrPriceless. The memory of Province lifting the cup last year, at the end of the video.

    René says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I watched that video twice. Mainly to see that Naas bromance moment. Only in rugby. Bringing a nation together. It’s amazing how this game gets people united and divided all at once. Thankfully, mostly harmless rival banter. That’s human spirit for you. I Love this game. I Love this Province! WPJOULEKKERDING

    Megan says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    It would definitely be WP celebrating the win and lifting victory for all to see! #HumanSpirit

    It’s been a really long wait but must admit the wait was worth it because now we know the cup will stay at home! :)

    I’ve been a WP supporter for as long as I can remember my oupa being alive. We would listen to the commentary on the “wire less” (not that I knew what they were saying) but it was all too exciting! My grandpops has never been to Newlands to watch a game live and this would be the ultimate gift for him. Please Mr. Life Is Savage…make my oupa a happy WP supporter.

    P.S. – I’ve been an ABSA client since the tender, virgin age of 16… #justsaying #WP #Oupa

    Megan says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    #HumanSpirit doing for my Oupa and PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!

    Dis ‘n lekker lekker Province ding…hoja!

    MikeC says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Is really great seeing the passion all the players have for the game, you can tell they have a real love for rugby from an early age and then strive for greatness and ultimately reach their goals to play in the Currie Cup, and even more so the final. The 2013 final will pit 2 of the great SA rivals against each other.

    #HumanSpirit …
    H = Heroes to all their fans
    U = Ultimate joy when their goals have been achieved
    M = More desired than any other trophy for a SA rugby player
    A = ABSA sponsorship of the great game enables a feeling like no other
    N = Never give up and always striving for the win
    S = Such devotion by the crowd and players alike
    P = Passion for everything rugby
    I = Irrespective of the winner, a great game is always appreciated
    R = Rejoicing when the final whistle blows
    I = Incredible atmosphere with the crowd behind their team every seconds of the game
    T = Tries tries tries !!!

    Belinda Tumbridge says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The only thing missing from the Human Spirit Film is Province winning this Saturday. The Absa Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Sharks is ABsalutely going to be the greatest.

    Watching the movie and reading through the entries above I can already feel my heart pumping with sheer excitement. It is amazing how rugby has managed to unite our country even in the most difficult times and the Human Spirit is lifted just thinking about the game.

    I wish the Sharks well, but Province are going to be victorious. Thank you Life is Savage for giving 30 people the opportunity to have a memory they will cherish forever.

    Roscoe says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    There are times as a Sharks fan, living in Cape Town, has to contemplate about to what lengths he will do in order to gain tickets to a match that not only promises to be a brutal competition up front with both forward packs strutting their stuff, but the backlines wanting to up each other with moves to show their celebration grooves. Twice this season I have had to swallow bitterly being surrounded by Province supporters gleefully soaking up the tears that ran down my face. Twice I have had to buy a round of drinks for an unnecessarily large crowd. Twice I have relapsed into the same old tradition of Sharks being the number 1 team in South Africa… Nay the world. So. You might be asking how this post is going to help to benefit me? Whether or not I win the tickets, I have gone to withdraw money from Absa to purchase a replica of the Currie Cup. Though it is not real, it will feel the same when I prance around he Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, face painted, wearing the jersey of champions, chanting cries of joy with the “We are black, we are white, we are we are dyyyynamite” followed aptly with “Sharks Forever”. Yes I shall have Province supporters stir up some jeers and have them attempt to steal my cup, but they will only be met with an even louder supporter cheering them on to drink out of the cup like all our past heroes have done as noted by Theuns Stofberg saying to “drink champagne out of it is even better” (translation done courtesy of the Sharks). That’s the Human Spirit that we have as rugby supporters. No matter what beloved team we support, we will give them our all and through thick and thin, we will all unite afterwards to share in the spectacle that was the game and drink together, eagerly awaiting when our provincial teams become one, under one and only truly best team in the world: the BOKKE!

    Roscoe says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I can not believe that through tears of joy that I am typing this, waking up knowing that I am going to the game courtesy of lifeissavage with the knowledge that Sharks are probably going to win today!! Why thank you so much and to all the Province girlfriends out there… Get ready to buy some flowers, that is how Province supporters are cheered up right? SHARKS FOREVER!!!

    Lenagh says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    The #HUMANSPIRIT is about inspiring the next generation to continue the legacy of past..It shows us that no matter what team or place you play on the team, and no matter what differences you may have that we all come together for a common cause to hole the Currie cup…the #humanspirit Has no favorites each one of them are favorites to each person to each player and each team and each supporter…Listening to them expressing their feelings and how amazing the #HUMANSPIRIT is….#HUMANSPIRIT is also the joy and emotion of each player when they tell there story and the joy and of holding the Cup…In each way we all have our own #HUMANSPIRIT moment throughout the Currie Cup….SO TO THE REST OF THE GUYS PLAYING THE FINAL THIS WEEKEND ALL THE BEST CAUSE WITH EACH TRY, PENALTY ,CONVERSION AND EVERY SECOND ON THE CLOCK YOU ARE MAKING YOUR VERY OWN #HUMANSPIRIT HISTORY MOMENT…

    Craig Moses says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Bloody hell first final at Newlands in 12 years, missed it the last time please dont make me miss it again, I’ll be your personell slave for a ticket.

    Goolam says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    It always leaves a NAAS warm fuzzy feeling in the #HumanSpirit when the Blue and White get to lift the @Absa Currie Cup, and NO I’m not talking about the Bulle!

    So let’s leave it DEON to the Boys from WP to lift the cup once again.

    SIYA at the game!!

    P.S. Just cause its called the Currie Cup doesn’t mean it’s going to Durban

    Johann says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    My Human Spirit moment is not associated with the video. My human Spirit moment is on a much more personal note – seeing tears in my fathers eyes when Corne Krige lifted the trophy in 2001 and through our 11 year trophy drought, seeing the same reaction from my father last year just confirmed to me the magnitude of the competition and how many lives are touched by this competition. I would love to be part of the final experience at Newlands and be able to tell my kids one day that I witnessed the great WP team of 2013 lift the Currie Cup at Newlands

    Reece Hanning says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Naas Botha #humanspirit personified even though we hated him in Cape Town!

    Michelle says:
    October 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    This spirit can be seen in us as fans and supporters who represent their country with pride and dignity of rugby. In the spirit of the rugby, the most important thing is to have taken part fairly as a supporter or the player.Die stuk wat ek die meeste van gehou het was die stuk waar hy gese het “One day, one day you gonna be mine” never give up always believe that anything is possible.

    Wp jou lekker ding.
    Wp jy is lekker.

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