Rugby is a very popular sport in a few African countries, particularly in South Africa where rugby is nearly as popular as football (soccer). Indeed, the national team, the Spingboks, are one of the best national teams in the world. Each weekend during the rugby season thousands for noisy spectators show up at stadiums and at school rugby fields to cheer on their favorite team.
A newspaper graphic showing the importance of rugby in South Africa
Official logo of the Springboks
South African national team in an international match against Australia.
Springboks versus Australia