The Springboks’ 2019 Rugby World Cup victory is one of the most inspiring in South African sporting history. 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 Africa.
The images of Kolisi lifting the Webb Ellis Cup, included in a beautiful colour photo section of the book, will be replayed forever.
None of this seemed possible just two years ago when the Boks had reached an all-time low. Some fans had reached such a state of despair that they had burnt their Springbok jerseys!
Sportswriter 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 reveals the strategies of master tactician Erasmus and how his focus on team unity, match fitness and analysing one’s opponent led to success.