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Miracle Men: How the Springboks won the World Cup: How Rassie's Springboks won the World Cup

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Author: Lloyd BurnardBrand: Jonathan Ball PublishersEdition: IllustratedBinding: PaperbackFormat: IllustratedNumber Of Pages: 260Release Date: 01-06-2020Details: 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 –...

Author: Lloyd Burnard

Brand: Jonathan Ball Publishers

Edition: Illustrated

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 260

Release Date: 01-06-2020

Details: 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.

Package Dimensions: 9.0 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches

Languages: English

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