Schalk Burger leading the charge for the Springboks in 2015. Photo: EPA

Rugby World Cup winner Siya Kolisi has become a leader for South Africa, says his idol Schalk Burger

  • The 2007 World Cup winner Burger describes his country’s ‘chequered past’ and the ‘overwhelming’ role that rugby has on its people
  • ‘The Incredible Schalk’, in town for Hong Kong Sevens-Laureus partnership, compares political unrest to South Africa
Topic |   Rugby World Cup 2019

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Schalk Burger leading the charge for the Springboks in 2015. Photo: EPA
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South Africa's Pieter-Steph du Toit celebrates with his teammates. Who else won at the Rugby World Cup? Photo: AP
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Tom Bell

Kolisi’s rainbow Boks and Australians, except Eddie Jones: winners and losers from Japan’s Rugby World Cup

  • Japan hosts the first tournament out of the world’s strongholds for the sport, so how did things turn out for everyone involved?
  • There are some clear victors (the South Africans, of course) and some interesting also-rans who came up surprisingly short

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South Africa's Pieter-Steph du Toit celebrates with his teammates. Who else won at the Rugby World Cup? Photo: AP
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