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The other side of the fence
Sat, 6/12/08 – 8:00 | No Comment
The other side of the fence

Former Bok hooker Owen Nkumane talks about his early fascination for the game, the pain of missing a Sharks final, and having to take criticism on the chin.

Built to be one of the greatest
Sat, 29/11/08 – 8:00 | No Comment
Built to be one of the greatest

Sean Fitzpatrick, the most capped All Black, talks about drinking beer with the enemy after having his ear bitten, and whether the Kiwis were really poisoned in the ’95 World Cup.

‘We just wanted to play’
Sat, 22/11/08 – 8:00 | No Comment
‘We just wanted to play’

Former Springbok Ray Mordt talks about playing for three different countries, rugby league, how his hell-raising days helped his game — and sleeping on squash courts on the controversial New Zealand tour.

Success lies in right training
Sat, 15/11/08 – 8:00 | No Comment
Success lies in right training

The king of Comrades, Bruce Fordyce, shares his winning secret with DAVE GEMMELL, but he would be disappointed if he were remembered only for his exploits in SA’s premier ultramarathon.

Voice of rugby has Boy’s Own job
Sat, 8/11/08 – 8:00 | No Comment
Voice of rugby has Boy’s Own job

Familiar to all lovers of the game, Hugh Bladen has been a television commentator since 1976 and in his playing days was a top-class flyhalf who represented Transvaal and the Junior Springboks.

Life after the World Cup
Sat, 1/11/08 – 8:00 | No Comment
Life after the World Cup

Joel Stransky is philosophical about the fact that he’ll always be remembered for ‘that drop goal’ and is not too fussed if people think his Harley reflects a midlife crisis.

The fantastic Fiasconaro
Sat, 25/10/08 – 8:00 | No Comment
The fantastic Fiasconaro

Still firmly entrenched in SA, the March Hare reflects on talking Italian, a passion for rugby, breaking the world 800m record, and competing in the 1972 Munich Olympics — which was ruined by the massacre …

Sometimes too honest…
Sat, 18/10/08 – 8:00 | No Comment
Sometimes too honest…

Larger than life World Cup hero Kobus Wiese reflects on one-eyed selectors, the taming of James Small, a brief fling with the big screen, gold in those coffee machines, the people skills of Kitch Christie, …

The one Hansie left out
Sat, 11/10/08 – 8:00 | No Comment
The one Hansie left out

Vinnige Fanie de Villiers looks back on the Hansie years, lessons learnt from West Indian quickie Sylvester Clarke, throwing javelins, successfully adapting, with his father’s help, to a little town called Todmorden on the border …

For the love of the game
Sat, 4/10/08 – 8:00 | No Comment
For the love of the game

During an illustrious career Gordon Forbes held 10 South African Open titles and claimed the scalps of five Wimbledon champions. He also had a lot of laughs.

Getting a kick out of the game
Sat, 27/09/08 – 8:00 | No Comment
Getting a kick out of the game

SA rugby icon Naas Botha talks about being a Cowboy, playing at Loftus, the infamous Springbok tour of New Zealand, clandestine talks with Doc Craven, a possible call-up for the 1995 World Cup —and being …