How does the national anthem make you feel? For fans and rugby players alike it triggers emotions that that are difficult to explain. For the players, the anthem is a source of inspiration from which they draw strength on the field. For fans, it’s a source of pride and way to unite behind the national team.“The anthem itself is just part of that journey of representing your country. It’s a special time where you get to stand there and sing and think a little bit. Maybe take in a little bit more than you would normally,” former Springbok flyhalf Joel Stransky says. “That experience of walking down the tunnel, the roar of the crowd … the kick off. It’s a sensational part of life.”