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  • Audiodacious — It's all about the New Zealand versus South Africa Rugby World Cup Pool B opener. This week Xola Ntshinga and Johan Coetzee are joined by 2007 World Cup winner Akona Ndungane. The former winger shares about what the Springboks will be feeling, Rassie's plan and if he ever stood in for twin brother Odwa at the Sharks.Listen out for...+ does it matter who the Boks meet in the quarters?+ Akona Ndungane: where it all began+ did Akona ever play for Odwa at the Sharks?+ "2007 World Cup win brought back the memories of '95"+ Akona - what will the Boks be feeling before their World Cup opener+ AB's aside, will Pool B matches prepare the Springboks enough for play-off?+ Will Jerome Garces be the deciding factor in NZ vs SA?+ If it rains...+ Pollard vs Barrett and the battle at 13+ Springboks buy-in to Rassie's plan+ Half-time chat with Siv snippet: Corne Krige on rugby's diverse appeal+ Ox Nche joins the Sharks+ Was Pierre Spies ahead of his time?In the Change Room is made just for you by BrightRock in partnership with SuperSport. BrightRock · SuperSport

  • Audiodacious — Half-time Chat with Siv Ngesi is made just for you by BrightRock. In each episode Siv talks to prominent rugby personalities about their rugby journeys and how they deal with change in their lives.Corne Krige was Springbok captain during one of the most tumultuous periods in South African rugby post-1994. Despite those challenges, the Zambian-born Krige ended his rugby career as a legend in green and gold. Having retired from rugby relatively early at the age 30, Krige has navigated the past 15 years of his life with the same tenacity in which he played the game. In his sit-down chat with Siv, Corne reflects on the rugby lessons he applies in life and business, not drawing his identity from temporary positions and what true change means for him.Quotes & talking points from Corne's interview with Siv Ngesi: + "Herschelle Gibbs was an absolute freak on the rugby field"+ "At a time when I needed guidance sport really helped me"+ "don't attach who you are to rugby, when rugby disappears what's going to happen?" + "Business isn't easy, but if you have a good partner it helps"+ "Rugby should be a game played by people of all shapes and sizes"+ "In leadership you must be big enough to say sorry ... and make up for your mistakes" + "If you don't humble yourself you'll be humbled by the game or by somebody else"+ Life lessons from the All Blacks+ "Team environment is always bigger than individual talent"+ "I still get excited about World Cups"+ "One's ability to change determines how mature you are" BrightRock

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  • Audiodacious — Motshidisi Mohono, Johan Coetzee and Simnikiwe Xabanisa take the reins with just over a week to go to the Rugby World Cup. They remember Chester Williams, talk bizarre tactics and more. Listen out for:+ Boks or AB: who had the better RWC build-up+ Being in Japan better than being on a diet+ Is Boks conditioning coach Aled Walters SA's secret weapon?+ RWC weather: more important than you think+ Half-time chat snippet: Siv Ngesi asks Jean de Villiers how to win a World Cup+ Currie Cup final: beautiful, messy or what happens in a World Cup year?+ Admiring Joseph Dweba, Ox Nche and Henco Venter+ "Ref don't send Brad Thorn off"In the Change Room is made just for you by BrightRock in partnership with SuperSport. BrightRock · SuperSport

  • Audiodacious — Half-time Chat with Siv Ngesi is made just for you by BrightRock. In each episode Siv talks to prominent rugby personalities about their rugby journeys and how they deal with change in their lives.As far as rugby goes, Jean de Villiers is the epitomy of never giving up. A world cup winner, de Villiers remains at the forefront of rugby having served the game for much of his life. In this candid conversation with Siv, the former Springbok Captain reflects on the silver lining of his injury effected career, dealing with and implementing change, mentorship and the privilege of playing for his country.Quotes from Jean's interview with Siv Ngesi:+ "You learn through the losses"+ "However you think life will pan out it won't happen the way you think it will" + "I don't just wanna be Jean de Villiers the former rugby player, I want to define myself as something else too"+ "I'm extremely privileged to have played a minute part in Siya's story". + "Sports speaks to us in a different way" + "It's probably the first World Cup where we feel the whole country is behind the team."+ "Change is constant. Change is needed for people to develop." + "No one has ever led just by doing nothing" BrightRock

  • Audiodacious — In the Change Room is a weekly rugby podcast created by SuperSport and BrightRock. It features both a fun and serious weekly round-up of the local and global rugby scene, as well as in-depth interviews with rugby personalities. In this preview episode Gcobani Bobo, Clinton van der Berg and Johan Coetzee jump straight into all things Springboks and Rugby World Cup. The guys also discuss the All Blacks World Cup selection gambles, that time Gcobani kept Bakkies Botha on the bench, and more.Listen out for:+ Understanding the method behind the Springboks' early departure to Japan + Using the "Good cop / Bad cop" factor - Siya Kolisi & Duane Vermuelen's Bok partnership+ SA depth: the great success of Rassie's tenure?+ How pro's handle competition: Bobes compromise with Jean de Villiers+ That time Bobes kept Bakkies Botha off the team+ Have the All Blacks done the Boks a favour with Owen Frank's omission?+ Liam Squire brings mental health into the spotlight+ Why Ngani Laumape missed out on RWC selection+ Barrett vs Mo'unga: can you have two generals at the front?+ Ruan Pienaar makes everyone around him better+ Curry Cup final: "If the Lions are to beat the Cheetahs..."+ Half-time chat snippet: Siv Ngesi speaks to referee Aimee Barrett-TheronIn the Change Room is made just for you by BrightRock in partnership with SuperSport. BrightRock · SuperSport

  • Audiodacious — Half-time Chat with Siv Ngesi is made just for you by BrightRock. In each episode Siv talks to prominent rugby personalities about their rugby journeys and how they deal with change in their lives. Aimee Barrett-Theron is no stranger to being the only, and the first. Although she has two brothers, she is the only sibling to play rugby in the family. She is the first female referee on SA Rugby's Premier panel to officiate a Currie Cup First Division match. The former Springbok was inducted into the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series referee panel in 2016 and was also the only African women to referee at the Rio Summer Olympics that year. In 2017 she joined the World Rugby 15’s Panel. Added to those accomplishments, Barrett-Theron is also married, a full-time biokineticist and has ambitions to referee Men's Test matches having officiated at the Women's Rugby World Cup and during the Women's Six Nations.Quotes from Aimee's interview with Siv Ngesi: + "I don't judge my performance on what other people want"+ "If I can make it in rugby women can make it in any space"+ "My biggest learning was realising that refereeing is the hardest thing I've ever done"+ "Every day is a school day in rugby"+ "If I am honest I'm actually fitter than I was when I played rugby"+ "Being called Mr Ref is just fine for me" BrightRock