Seagull Hoax Revealed: Birds Did Not Cause Springboks’ Loss To Japan In Rugby World Cup

Anne Sewell - Author

Sep. 23 2015, Updated 5:09 a.m. ET

A story has been doing the rounds in both the press and social media that a whole load of seagulls interfered with the Springboks’ training prior to their game against Japan, causing them to lose. It turns out this was an stretch of the truth and was, in fact, untrue.

The Inquisitr reported Tuesday, admittedly a tad tongue-in-cheek, on the story of seagulls dive-bombing and leaving droppings all over the pitch at Eastbourne College in Sussex. The college was hosting the Springboks while they trained for their upcoming Rugby World Cup match on Saturday last.

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