In 2002 AB de Villiers and 7 of his schoolmates, Derick Kuün, Cliff Milton, Sarel Potgieter, Basil de Doncker, Willem Taute, Willem Fraser and Herman van der Laan, along with the athletics coach, Pierre le Roux secretly buried a trunk while in Grade 12 at the Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies) with the hope of digging it out at their 20 year reunion in 2022. The trunk was (accidentally) unearthed yesterday when construction workers came across it on the school grounds.
Here is AB holding his 1st XV rugby jersey (he was a brilliant flyhalf) which remarkably is still in good shape after 16 years under ground. Swipe left ➡️ for a list of all the names of those who took part that was buried with the trunk.
Tomorrow the full detail of this story will be on the front page of Beeld newspaper in a story I wrote. As this is my first front page story since moving back to Beeld and Netwerk24 it's a damn privilege that it's one about my alma mater. And an amazing one at that!
Laat Daar Lig Wees.
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