BlitzBokke’s Mission Possible in Paris

Posted on May 15 2017 - 6:34pm by admin

Monday, 15 May 2017


Following their own Mission Possible at Paris’ Stade Jean Bouin where the BlitzBokke not only won the tournament but also secured the overall Series title, the Springbok7s team visited the set of the action movie Mission Impossible.

The visit was made possible by South African born stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood.

Eastwood is currently in Paris where filming for the latest edition of Mission Impossible 6 is continuing.

Needless to say, the Springboks were very excited to be greeted by the movie star Tom Cruise (54) himself.

Eastwood – who has won awards for his stunt work – was born and raised in Durban, although his family temporarily moved to the UK during some of his high school years. (

The BlitzBokke departed for London soon after where they will look to cement their season with a sixth title win for this Series.

The Paris7s champions with action movie star Tom Cruise and SA-born stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood.

BlitzBokke physiotherapist Hugh Everson is actually shorter than (short) Tom Cruise! (Pic: Hugh Everson)

Ryan Oosthuizen allowed Tom Cruise to hold the Paris7s spoils. (Pic: Ryan Oosthuizen)


Werner Kok and Ruhan Nel with the star of the Mission Impossible movie franchise Tom Cruise. (Pic: Ruhan Nel)