- A viral video on TikTok shows Springbok captain Siya Kolisi teasing his teammate, Eben Etzebeth
- In the clip, Kolisi refers to Etzebeth as "Elizabhedi" during a media briefing before Etzebeth explains the story behind his haircut
- Mzansi was amused about the bet between Etzebeth and Snyman and also laughed at Kolisi's banter
You may have noticed Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth rocking an odd and unfamiliar haircut following the Springboks' RWC win, and it's all thanks to a bet.
Etzebeth gets teased by Siya Kolisi after new haircut
According to News24, Etzebeth says his new hairstyle is a result of a promise made to lock teammate RG Snyman.
RWC 2023: Eben Etzebeth receives hero's welcome in South Africa, TikTok video shows crowd yelling new nickname
He explained that about five weeks ago, he and RG Snyman spoke on the bus and agreed that if they won the World Cup, Etzebeth would cut his hair the same as Synman's, and obviously, after the win in the final, Snyman made sure to remind him of their bet after a couple of celebratory drinks.
Lo and behold, as a man of his word, Eztebeth got his hair cut by one of their teammates, Damien Willemse.
Watch the video below:
Mzansi amused by story behind mohawk
Social media users couldn't help but react with laughter and banter at Etzebeth's story and friendship with Kolisi.
" As long as he knows that he is Elizabedi."
"I was wondering what in the Vikings is this haircut ❤️"
Positive Vibes said:
"A man of his word."
"Not Siya calling him Elizabedi..."
"They weren't drinking water."
"Elizabedi and Siya's friendship is so adorable. Their bromance is so out of this planet."
Eben Etzebeth ululates in viral video
In another story, Briefly News reported that Springbok player Eben Etzebeth amazed netizens with his impressive ululating skills in a viral video circulating on X.
The footage shows a group of Springbok players vibing together as they sing and dance happily after they arrive in Paris for the Rugby World Cup ahead of the team's quarter-final clash against France.
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Source: Briefly News