No one can deny that Springbok Francois “Faf” de Klerk meeting Britain’s Prince Harry, after winning the Rugby World Cup, wearing nothing but his patriotic speedo, was a ballsy move.
Using his viral fame for good, the scrumhalf is collaborating with Cipla South Africa to challenge all men – even the Prince himself – to improve their personal “ball skills” when it comes to checking for signs of testicular cancer.
Posting on Instagram, De Klerk poked a bit of fun at himself to raise awareness about this very serious topic. “I’m challenging all South African men to be ballsy and tackle testicular cancer by feeling for any irregular lumps, swelling or pain.”
De Klerk is challenging Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi; centres Damian de Allende and Jesse Kriel; the first South African to score a try in a World Cup final, Makazole Mapimpi; Rugby World Cup final try scorer, Cheslin Kolbe; and hooker, Malcolm Marx.
Together, they are championing the #FafChallenge, encouraging their other teammates, along with all other South Africans, to scrum around this important cause.
For important tips on how to up your ball skills, visit www.fafchallenge.com.
Be ballsy enough to check your balls! Testicular cancer is curable if caught and treated early enough! Check out https://t.co/9UunNLyTFd for some important tip & tricks on how to up your ball skills!! pic.twitter.com/aWgxEsuHa1
— Faf de klerk (@fafdeklerk) November 13, 2019