Sunday, 15 October 2017
A popular chant at community sport in the Cape is:
Waa’s jou Nannas?!
Well, for today, take a bow Cecil, Branco, Rosco, Justin and Seabelo because…
Hie’s jou Nannas!
Please don’t ask me who or what ‘Nannas’ is… word is he or she is still mincing about on the Cape Flats.
Be that as it may, one of the OG’s of BlitzBokke dreadlocks is celebrating his 36th birthday today. Call him a ‘Ballie‘ at your peril, for the lanky winger still plays competitive Rugga to the day. The man doesn’t know the word ‘retirement’ and why should he?! He’s from Paarl and the grow them big and strong there.
The personification of a Rugby Journeyman, a Province he hasn’t played for has yet to be invented by government. For that reason, I’m not going to name all the teams (local and abroad) he has represented in the last 15 years… it’s Sunday after all and a man still has to have 4 o’clock cake and tea.
Name: Danwel Demas
Born: 15 October 1981 in Paarl
Schooled at: Windmeul Primary & New Orleans High
Position in Rugby: wing
Position at Home: Married to the beautiful Tarryn Lindsay Demas
Debut in the big time: Western Province Under21 (2002)
Debut for Springbok Sevens: Dubai7s (2005)
PS. May not be accurate because the SARugby records doesn’t even reflect his playing at the Hong Kong Sevens. I know he was there… I saw him walking around Nathan Road with Kabamba Floors shopping for Fong Kong souvenirs. S’treu.
Other notables: For Emerging Springboks and Cheetahs vs British & Irish Lions (2009)
Happy Birthday, Ama-Grootman!