Prankster 'Jarvo 69' gatecrashes South Africa's World Cup celebrations

Infamous pitch-invading prankster ‘Jarvo 69’ gatecrashes South Africa’s Rugby World Cup final celebrations and claims the players ‘were more interested in seeing me’ as they held the trophy aloft

  • Daniel Jarvis has a growing history of interrupting high-profile sporting events 
  • He reportedly followed Novak Djokovic into the Stade de France’s VIP area 
  • ‘Jarvo 69’ claimed that players were coming up to him and shaking his hand  
  • Latest Rugby World Cup 2023 news, including fixtures, live scores and results

Notorious prankster Daniel Jarvis invaded South Africa’s Rugby World Cup on-pitch celebrations in his latest episode of mischief – and says he’s got more lined up. 

‘Jarvo 69’ was pictured celebrating with the Springboks after their 12-11 victory over New Zealand. 

He was seen alongside with Faf de Clerk, Cheslin Kolbe, Bongi Mbonambi, and Franco Mostert. 

The troublemaker has an art for sneaking into exclusive places and apparently enjoyed the match from a VIP box after following Novak Djokovic inside, according to The Sun. 

He reportedly had bottles of champagne with the players before he was escorted away and told The Sun: ‘A few of them were coming up to me saying ‘Jarvo’ and shaking my hand.

Daniel Jarvis (in sunglasses) gatecrashed South Africa’s Rugby World Cup final celebrations 

Jarvo 69 celebrated alongside players as they held the trophy aloft after beating New Zealand

He was eventually escorted away – but not before getting a fist bump from Damian Willemse

‘I was thinking, mate, you’ve just won the World Cup and you’re more interested in seeing me!’  

Jarvis said he wants to target another event after this and interrupting the Cricket World Cup when he entered the field of play moments before Australia’s match against India and spoke with superstar Virat Kohli.

His history of gatecrashing high-profile sporting events is piling up and he made headlines earlier this year when he interrupted an FA Cup broadcast with indecent sounds. 

The BBC carried out an investigation after Jarvis managed to get into Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux stadium and tape a mobile to furniture on set.

Jarvis then called the phone from his home, with its ringtone – noises from a pornographic clip – sounding as Gary Lineker introduced the live FA Cup match between Wolves and Liverpool.

Pundits were confused and listeners were irate, especially those with children who were watching the coverage on BBC 1. 

The prankster gained entry to the Stade de France’s VIP area by following Novak Djokovic in

Jarvis targeted India’s match against Australia at the Cricket World Cup earlier in the month

He shared point-of-view footage from the 2022 Champions League final as he hugged Vini Jr

Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer joked that the sound was coming from Danny Murphy’s phone

He has 21 convictions for multiple stunts and was handed a two-year ban from all UK sports stadiums last September after he ran onto the pitch during an England test match and crashed into Jonny Bairstow. 

In 2022, he hugged several players after Real Madrid won the Champions League final against Liverpool after brazenly leaping over the barriers onto the Stade de France pitch. 

Jarvis hugged Vinicius Jr, spoke to Gareth Bale, and shook hands with Casemiro, Eder Militao, and Eden Hazard after posing as a member of the television crew.

He gained entry to the pitch on three separate occasions during the final, adding to the security fears enveloping the event.  

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