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Down Memory Lane – SA Rugby & District Conference in Oudtshoorn


Back in the mid-90s, when working at the SA Rugby Museum, then at Newlands, I held the keys to the trophy cabinet and would often take out the William Webb-Ellis trophy, that the Springboks had recently won in 1995, for me and visitors to hold. A great memory.
Turning the clock forward 25+ years, to South Africa’s most recent World Cup triumph No. 4, I watched the live match telecast in Canberra, with Bobby and Michael—both former Capetonians—beneath the beloved Table Mountain (note picture on wall). A wonderful win. (Charter Captain – Thomas Graham – Canberra.)

District Conference (DISCON) 2009 Oudtshoorn

Janey Ball came across the above pic and sent it to your Scribe. How time flies! The pic was taken at the District Conference in Oudtshoorn in April 2009 when our team attended to support our then Captain – Theoniel Potgieter. It was Sue Truter’s first Discon. Sue and Dennis won the prize for the best dressed couple! What a good looking bunch we were: L-R: Back – Spiro Mitchell, Margie Barrie, Rob Gilfillan, Sue Truter, Dennis Figov, June Webber: Seated Front: L-R: Rene Mitchell, Theoniel and Truida Potgieter. 

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