Lions Touring Stories

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The Lions – When Enemies Become Friends The British & Irish Lions started their first match in New Zealand, a few Saturdays ago. Lions tours are extraordinary, as fierce opponents from four countries come together, train together, play together, party together, tour together – they become friends for life. The Lions is a wonderful tradition. … Read more

He Taught Us How To Forgive ………… Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

A man who suffered 27 years of imprisonment because he demanded basic human rights for himself and his people, bore no bitterness. A man of great dignity and wisdom. A man who lit up the world with his smile, who broke the stiffness of formality by wearing splendid bright coloured African shirts to various meetings. … Read more

Johnny Wilkinson Gentleman & Genius

When World Cup winning hero, Johnny Wilkinson came to town, fans turn up to see the genius in action. There’s something unique about him (which this story reveals later). He now plies his trade for French side, Toulon, and when they played London Irish in the Heineken Cup, Wilkinson was majestic at the Madejski Stadium. … Read more

I had a dream

I have often wondered whether I would live to see Ireland beat the All Blacks. The famous team from New Zealand are the best in the world(despite only winning one World Cup). Something unreal happened……. Although Munster, a province of Ireland, beat them way back in 1978, Ireland never managed to beat the Kiwis in … Read more

South African Sportsmanship

I’m in Joburg wondering how the Lions will do on Saturday in the third and final test.                            I caught the Emerging Springboks game in Capetown and witnessed one of the finest conversions ever kicked in the dying moments to give the youngish Springboks a draw. Then I witnessed another killer kick in the Second Test … Read more