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Monday Jan 27, 2020

Schalk Brits' touching retelling of how the World Cup fairytale touched an entire nation in need

Winning a Rugby World Cup has been a great cause for unification in the rainbow nation. In this video from Rugbypass, Springbok legend Schalk Brits talks about what the victory has meant to him as a person and to the country at large. 

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“It’s an unbelievable country, first of all, but we have problems. We’ve got a lot of problems. It’s actually quite a divided country… People running down the streets, irrelevant of your background, or upbringing, or the colour of your skin, we were all united. As a South African, I felt very proud.”

Like many South Africans, Brits is hoping the magic of this World Cup victory will take a lasting hold at all levels and break down every remaining layer of division. May it ever be so.

Powerful stuff, indeed.

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