I was in a fortunate position to attend the Springbok Test match against England at Mr Price Kings Park this weekend, thanks largely to BMW South Africa, who hosted a table in the SARU Hospitality marquee. Not only did I attend the Test as some form of VIP, but I was also lucky enough to take my better half, Juline, with me.
The invitation came to me late on Thursday evening, when BMW sent me an email that I could not believe at first. A phone call the following morning confirmed the great news as well as my attendance, with details coming through that I would be meeting Guy Kilfoil, General Manager of Communications & Public Affairs, who would be hosting the event.
I was informed that my tickets would be waiting for me at the Elangeni Hotel, where a bus would also collect us and take us through to the stadium. Once there, we had to check into the SARU Hospitality tent, which was beautifully set up on KP8, with great food and drink, which kept us dry as the rain came pouring down an hour before the match was set to kick off.
Here we met Guy and his wife, Daniella, where we chatted everything from the test at hand to the latest BMW has to offer in terms of technology. We also had a go at predicting the score of the test, with everybody at the table correctly predicting a close affair won by the Springboks.
Walking to the stadium from the tent, the rain hit us hard, but once seated in the stands, the only worry we had was the wind, which was swirling quite a bit (which one could see from Morne Steyn missing three kicks at goal). As tests generally go, the game flew by and as we all know, the Springboks won a game that, despite the scoreboard stating otherwise, the Springboks never looked in doubt of winning.
By this time we all had cold ears and couldn’t feel our noses, so a cup of coffee and further eats in the tent capped a great afternoon.
In closing, Juline and I would like to thank BMW South Africa and Guy Kilfoil for their awesome hospitality and the experience of watching rugby like a boss.Tweet