Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
9 Apr 2020
8:29 am

Cancellation of 1995 reunion a small price to pay, says legendary Bok skipper

Rudolph Jacobs

Francois Pienaar, currently navigating the economic effects of Covid-19 on the Varsity Cup, believes the recent infections of four 1981 Boks is a 'wake-up call'.

Former Springbok captain Francois Pienaar on his Make a Difference (MAD) Leadership programme mission.

The likely cancellation of a 25-year commemoration of South Africa’s historic 1995 Rugby World Cup victory is a small price to pay in the battle against the Covid-19 crisis, iconic former Springbok captain Francois Pienaar believes. Pienaar combined with late President Nelson Mandela and the rest of the SA squad to lift the nation a quarter of a century ago, with the Boks securing their first World Cup title by defeating the All Blacks in a memorable final at Ellis Park. A celebration had been planned to mark the occasion on 24 May. “But I believe everyone’s safety should be...