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Home comforts for Team SA
- Updated: July 19, 2009
By Mark Etheridge
It hasn’t been all work and no play for Team South Africa at the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
On Saturday evening the team escaped the monotony of hotel food by heading for a local pub.
The Pig and Whistle is run by South African Gregg “Hack” Haxton and the team were made to feel home away from home.
“I’m originally from Queenstown in the Eastern Cape,” said Haxton. “I came over here to teach English three years ago and ended up taking this opportunity.”
The Sevens rugby side got to catch up with the latest Currie Cup action, watching the Cheetahs play the Lions via SuperSport on satellite.
As a sign of their gratitude, the Sevens team presented Haxton with a signed Springbok rugby shirt, presented by star player Mzwandile Stick, who on Thursday had lead the singing of Shosholoza as the team arrived at the opening ceremony.
“The guys always like to meet other South Africans while they are in strange cities,” said Stick.
“I didn’t think the guys would be this hungry,” said Haxton. “They demolished 180 boerewors rolls in under an hour but that’s fine with me.”