Springboks Handrè Pollard and Jessie Kriel Sing Igwijo in TikTok Video, SA Loves Their Passion

Springboks Handrè Pollard and Jessie Kriel Sing Igwijo in TikTok Video, SA Loves Their Passion

  • The Springboks have had South Africans in high spirits and videos of the team members continue to go viral
  • Springboks Handrè Pollard and Jesse Kriel hopped on the amagwijo trend after the journey to winning the Rugby World Cup (RWC) has united many in South Africa
  • A video of the Springbok players happily singing a traditional isiXhosa gwijo left online viewers elated

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South Africans are touched after seeing some Springboks players singing an acapella traditional song. Online users commented on a video demonstrating how a Xhosa cultural practice got popular during the RWC.

Springboks Handré Pollard, Eben Etzebeth, Jesse Kriel
Springboks Handrè Pollard and Jessie Kriel sing igwijo in a TikTok video, SA loves their passion. Image: @buyi302
Source: TikTok

Online users thought it was heartwarming and the video of the victorious Springboks received over 19,000 likes. The video of the Springboks got more than hundreds of comments from people singing their praises.

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Springbok players sing isiXhosa song

@buyi302 posted Springbok players Jesse Kriel and Handré Pollard giving their all during igwijo. Dr Andiswa Mvanyashe told Briefly News that the traditional acapella style of call-and-response enforces a sense of unity during major events. The Bokke mouthed the lyrics to Siyazalana, meaning, 'We relate.'

Watch the video:

SA cheers for Springboks

Many people were gushing over the players. Online users said Jessie might be the best at singing igwijo.

nabii_ said:

"One thing about Jesse, he will SING igwijo at the top of his lungs."

Zovuyo wrote:

"My eyes are always looking for Handré.Pollard. I think I’m in love."

Pixieturd added:

"I'm starting to worry about our last-born. He's not in any of these videos."

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tlotli noted:

"This must be Jessie's favorite song."

noxolo mdunge declared:

"I’m in love with two men! Jessie and Handré."

Mzansi applauds igwijo

During the Rugby World Cup, the acapella style of amagwijo became popular. A couple of Afrikaans speakers went viral for trying to sing igwijo.

Eben Etzebeth entertains Mzansi with impressive ululation skills

Briefly News previously reported that Springbok player Eben Etzebeth amazed netizens with his impressive ululating skills in a viral video circulating on X (formerly known as Twitter).

The footage shows a group of Springbok players vibing together as they sing and dance happily after they arrived in Paris for the Rugby World Cup ahead of the team’s quarter-final clash against France.

Welcoming the rugby stars, Eben can be heard ululating loudly and quite impressively in the clip.

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Source: Briefly News

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