Springbok players have been slipping into their Speedos as part of scrumhalf Faf de Klerk’s #FafChallenge for South African men to get screened for testicular cancer.
The diminutive 28-year-old “Giant Slayer” became an overnight hit on social media after he was captured on film greeting the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, in his SA flag Speedo following the team’s 2019 Rugby World Cup victory.
The Springboks beat England 32-12 in Japan on 2 November.
The Speedo photo of the 28-year-old “Giant Slayer” became one of the trending themes in the aftermath of the Springbok’s victory, with exuberant fans, sporting Speedos, greeting the team during their Champions Tour to various cities across the country
The gutsy scrumhalf is now taking it one step further by using his famous Speedo moment to challenge fans and fellow players to get tested for testicular cancer.
“Be ballsy enough to check your balls!” he urged his more than 36,500 followers on Twitter.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, as well as wingers Cheslin Kolbe and Makazole Mapimpi, were among the players who has taken up the #FafChallenge.
“There is no massive backstory. I just always play in a South African Speedo when I play for the Springboks. I’ve probably played the last two years with it,” Faf was quoted as saying by SARugbyMag.