Twickenham Thrashing

What glorius things can happen when a serendipitous ticket, collective karma, produce the biggest thrashing by the Springbokke against the All Blacks in a thrilling spectacle to a sold out crowd.

Posted by Wil on 2023-08-27

Twickenham Thrashing

Graeme Peacock tweeted: I was kindly given a ticket for the All Blacks v Springboks at Twickenham by @haribaldijones & unfortunately I cannot attend, I would like to pass the favour on, so any true rugby fan looking for a ticket then let me know, it’s free with no catch, will decide on responses #NZvSA - @graemepeacock05

So, I hopped on my bike and went on an adventure. Am I glad I did. Thanks for the ticket!

I left at 12:00 in Belgium, took the ferry at Calais to Dover and arrived just in time for the game. Thanks to the South African couple living next to the stadium for the help.

South Africa produced the perfect conclusion to their World Cup preparations as they claimed their biggest-ever victory over New Zealand, winning 35-7 at a sold-out Twickenham in the final game before heading to France RWC 2023.

The next day, Saturday, I had more time to enjoy some glorius riding through the country side.

Enjoy the video.