Irish group Westlife wear Bokke jerseys during CT show

Irish group Westlife wear Bokke jerseys during CT show

What a cool moment! Westlife just proved that they are good sports about Ireland not making it to the Rugby World Cup final. 

Irish group Westlife wearing Springbok jerseys
Irish boyband Westlife in South Africa/ X (@YesReallyAngel), Instagram (@kianegan)

Irish group Westlife surprised their fans in Cape Town this week by coming out on stage wearing Springbok jerseys. 

The Springboks were crowned Rugby World Cup winners in France last week Saturday. 

Despite beating South Africa in the pool stage of the tournament, Ireland only made it to the quarter-finals, losing to New Zealand.  

But that didn't put a damper on Westlife's spirits during their CT show. Comedian Angel Campey shared several pictures and videos from their performance on X (formerly Twitter).

"Do you know how hard it is for four proudly Irish men to stand onstage in South Africa three days after you guys lifted the Rugby World Cup? Do you know how hard it is for four Irish men to stand onstage in South Africa and we thought we were going to win the World Cup? " Nicky Byrne can be heard saying in one of the clips.

 "We did beat South Africa though," Kian Egan chimed in.

Nicky praised South Africa for being "absolutely brilliant" during the world cup.


The group, which consists of Nicky, Kian, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan, later changed into Springbok jerseys. 

Brian McFadden is not part of the tour as he is no longer part of the group.

"Westlife (a proudly Irish boyband) roasted South Africa for Ireland being the only team that beat us on our path to being World Champions in their Cape Town concert tonight. Then they came out for their encore in Bokke jerseys. Pure class," Angel wrote. 

Kian also took to Instagram to show South Africa and the Bokke some love. 

He shared a picture of himself holding an Mzansi flag backstage. "Cape Town! What a show," he wrote. 

Kian added in the comment section: "Thank you for all the great comments… SA rules."


Don't forget to support the Springboks during the Durban leg of their trophy tour. You'll get to see several players as the bus passes. 

The Bokke will be in the city on Saturday, November 4. Check out the Instagram post below for more details.

Main image credit: X/ Angel Campey (@YesReallyAngel), Instagram/Kian Egan (@kianegan)


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