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Miracle Men - How Rassie's Springboks Won The World Cup (Paperback) Loot Price: R185
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Miracle Men - How Rassie's Springboks Won The World Cup (Paperback): Lloyd Burnard

Miracle Men - How Rassie's Springboks Won The World Cup (Paperback)

Lloyd Burnard

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The story of the Springboks 2019 Rugby World Cup victory is one of the most inspiring in South African sporting history.

It is about how two men – coach Rassie Erasmus and captain Siya Kolisi – led a team of warriors into battle and conquered the world when inequality and division are still undeniable realities in South African society. When the Boks won the 2007 World Cup final, they did so with 20 white players in their match-day squad of 22.

In 2019, there were five black Africans in their starting line-up for the Yokohama final and the images of Kolisi lifting the Webb Ellis Cup will be replayed forever.

None of this seemed possible just two years ago when the Boks had reached an all-time low. They had slipped to No 7 in the world and had lost the faith of the rugby-loving public. Erasmus came in with just 18 months to prepare for the competition.

Sports writer Lloyd Burnard takes the reader on a thrilling journey from the time when no-one gave the Boks a chance of winning, to the delirious victory tour. He covers the key roles played by Erasmus and Kolisi, and their special relationship. There are ups and downs en route to victory: the first signs of self-belief when they beat the All Blacks in Wellington, Kolisi’s injury, the fall of Aphiwe Dyantyi when he was caught with banned substances in his system, and the Langebaan incident involving Eben Etzebeth that threatened to derail the team.

General

Imprint: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: August 2020
Authors: Lloyd Burnard
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-1-77619-042-3
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Sport
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LSN: 1-77619-042-4
Barcode: 9781776190423

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Sat, 24 Oct 2020 | Review by: Nick H

Fantastic read! Has everything you would want to relive the Bok World Cup victory. Bought a second copy for my Dad for Christmas.

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