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Rugby Explorer with Jim Hamilton - Episode 3: South Africa

BY Grant Constable  ·  Monday Mar 4, 2019

After fascinating shows in both Singapore and Hong Kong, former Scotland international and Saracens European Cup winner Jim Hamilton sets off to South Africa in this beautifully shot latest edition.

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In perhaps the most insightful episode to date, Jim digs deep into the history of racial segregation in South African rugby while exploring some of the less priveledged rugby hotspots of the Eastern Cape.

WATCH: Rugby Explorer with Jim Hamilton – Episode 1: Singapore

After a touch of surf lessons in the world famous Jeffrey’s Bay, a trip to Cape Town allows him to take in some wine tasting in the stunning Stellenbosch region, then attend the Cape Town 7s and meet up with current Springbok skipper, Siya Kolisi.

WATCH: Rugby Explorer with Jim Hamilton – Episode 2: Hong Kong

Getting to know the local communities in and around PE and Cape Town, Jim gets a unique look at South Africa and finds that there is so much more to it than some of the perceptions from abroad.

If you’ve ever had a slight interest in South Africa or indeed it’s rugby, this is an enjoyable and interesting watch. Plus, we get to see the 6ft 8 giant attempt to play touch rugby with some hot-stepping youths on probably the roughest rugby surface he’s ever seen.

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