Francois Pienaar

 
United SA behind Boks once again
United SA behind Boks once again
The nation is proud of the Springboks once again. A combination of bad form and disillusionment over transformation has arguably muted that...
Editorial: Rugby exposes SA’s resistance to transformation
Editorial: Rugby exposes SA’s resistance to transformation
André Markgraaff, the former coach of the Springboks, resigned in February 1997 following the publication of a recording in which he called black...
Emotional reunion for '95 Springbok team
Emotional reunion for '95 Springbok team
The team walked through the tunnel with victorious captain Francois Pienaar rolling iconic scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen onto the field in a...
Francois Pienaar relives 'Madiba magic' of 1995
Francois Pienaar relives 'Madiba magic' of 1995
Pienaar recalled the moment when Mandela walked onto the Ellis Park field ahead of the Springboks' final at the Rugby World Cup, wearing a...
Raw Boks might become well done
Raw Boks might become well done
It would be easy to compare Saturday's opening Tri-Nations Test between Australia and South Africa with the equivalent contest in 2007. The venue...
Ramsamy recalls bitter battles with rugby boards
Ramsamy recalls bitter battles with rugby boards
Director Clint Eastwood includes a scene in his film Invictus to demonstrate the opposition among black sports administrators to the...
Super 14: The ins and outs
Super 14: The ins and outs
South African rugby will enjoy an auspicious season this year. We begin the year as the envy of the rugby-playing nations, champions of both the...
White needs a little time out
White needs a little time out
For the first time in its 20-year history, the third place play-off game was better than the Rugby World Cup final. A joyous Argentinian side swept...
Pride and politics after World Cup final
Pride and politics after World Cup final
Pride and politics mixed on Sunday as South Africans celebrated their Rugby World Cup final win over England.
Rainbow nation explodes in joy
Rainbow nation explodes in joy
South Africa exploded on Saturday night, the final whistle in the World Cup bringing the rainbow nation on to the streets in the time it takes to...
England 'can win any game'
England 'can win any game'
In this most weird and wonderful Rugby World Cup, England is making it seem like anything is possible.

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