After a great emotional high to which there was a big build up beforehand, like winning the world cup or getting married, you often find yourself in somewhat of a vacuum, an emptiness that is difficult to put in words. For South Africa after winning the Rugby World Cup in 2019, it is no different.
After the 2015 Rugby World Cup tournament South Africa took some time before a new coach was appointed. After two years the Springboks were going nowhere scoring record defeats and Rassie Erasmus was appointed as ... continue reading
Last week I wrote that nobody can remain at the top forever, that we are all human and that nobody’s perfect. So although we all love to be on the winning side, we also need to be able to handle defeat in a mature way and give credit when and where it is due.
We made it
The past weekend the Springbok supporters enjoyed the euphoria of winning the Rugby World Cup for the third time, while the much favoured England Roses and their supporters had to deal with a ... continue reading
Last week I wrote that entrepreneurs are the forgotten heroes of the economy and the past weekend in a speech Pres Cyril Ramaphosa asked that entrepreneurs should be treated as heroes. Rugby produces sport heroes, but in the professional era it is also big business.
About a month ago I wrote that no team can always win, not even the All Blacks. Unfortunately the one that the WP lost was the final, yet the good work they did beforehand, was instrumental in securing two matches with higher revenues ... continue reading
I am always interested by what makes people support a certain business or sports team. One sure thing is that people love to support a winning team, but no team can always remain at the top.
Over the last couple of years many people were disillusioned by the performance of the Springbok rugby team.
Yet after they recently beat the All Blacks in New Zealand the tickets for the Springboks’ next match against the Wallabies were sold out within days.
As I’ve said, no team can always win. ... continue reading