Light a fire for DHL Newlands on the 4th of July

PUBLISHED: June 21, 2020

On 4 July 2020 the DHL Stormers will bring their fire to DHL Newlands in a special live streamed broadcast and in truly South African spirit, combining our nation’s passion for rugby and braais, BrightRock is giving fans the chance to be there at DHL Newlands – from their homes.

It’s Test match Saturday in COVID times, so join us from your home on the day as we pay tribute to the faithful fans, DHL WP and DHL Stormers teams, players and magic moments over the years that have made DHL Newlands such a special place for so many people.

We’ll be lighting the braai fires on the field and around the nation, celebrating our favourite DHL Newlands memories – and making new ones! Join the livestream from DHL Newlands with Bryan Habana, Elma Smit, and Siv Ngesi on 4 July 2020. And, if you’re one of our winners, you might just find yourself at DHL Newlands on Saturday as you see yourself lighting your fire, on the big screen at the ground!

In addition to being South Africa’s oldest stadium – and, in fact, one of the world’s oldest having hosted its first game in 1890 – DHL Newlands hosted the opening match of the 1995 Rugby World Cup tournament and is also the home stadium of DHL Stormers’ captain Siya Kolisi, who lifted the iconic World Cup in Japan.

On 4 July, some of the DHL Stormers’ finest players will set DHL Newlands stadium alight in tribute, lighting braai fires on the field to remember the magical moments that have lit the stadium up over more than a century.

Fired-up fans can be in the stadium, from home

Fans are invited to join in, by lighting up their braai fires at home; and then sending in their most memorable DHL Newlands moments and their Saturday family braai day pics on 4 July. These pictures will be shared that same Saturday afternoon on the DHL Newlands stadium screen via YouTube LIVE, giving fans the opportunity to be in the stadium from home.

On the day, Elma Smit, Bryan Habana, and Siv Ngesi will host a streamed special live show from DHL Newlands, crossing over to a few lucky fans who’ll be sharing their braai and celebrating DHL Newlands rugby at their own homes on the stadium big screen. It’s a chance for all South African rugby fans, from all corners of South Africa, to be in the iconic DHL Newlands stadium on 4 July, from their homes. Besides seeing their pics and videos on screen, fans will also have the chance to win exciting prizes over the course of the next two weeks.

Making connections

The world has embraced enormous change over the past few months, learning to connect with others in new ways, thanks to technology and a new-found appreciation for time spent with family and friends. According to BrightRock Executive Director, Suzanne Stevens, some of these changes provided the inspiration for the livestream and a different way for South Africans to celebrate DHL Newlands and its iconic place in international rugby lore.

“DHL Newlands is as much a part of our DNA as rugby and braaivleis. At BrightRock, our philosophy is to Love Change – to embrace the opportunities that change brings to try new things. We’re excited to have the opportunity to put this thinking into practice to create an exciting new way for fans to honour and celebrate DHL Newlands.”

Stevens says BrightRock’s needs-matched life insurance is designed to allow clients to embrace change as well: “BrightRock’s needs-matched life insurance puts our clients in the driving seat, empowering them to work with their financial adviser to co-create their own life insurance solution that precisely matches their specific needs – and can change with them as their needs change throughout their lives.”

To enter and for more details about the livestream, fans can visit www.timeslive.co.za/newlands