This memory from my time with the 1980 British & Irish Lions in South Africa is one of the most dramatic. It’s a story of how close one of the Lions came to dying on the rugby field had a teammate not spotted the impending danger.
Just watched the @SA_Hockey. Despite 3-1 loss to GB it was a huge effort from SA men. They never gave up and every player was totally committed. Keep the discipline and this team will win games. Well done.
It’s Test match day! A titanic battle looms between the British & Irish Lions and the Springboks. But will there be an after-party? In 1980 the post-match functions were legendary. Here’s a crazy story about our captain Billy Beaumont, now Sir Bill and chairman of World Rugby.
It’s the eve of the 1st Test between the British & Irish Lions and the Springboks. I cannot wait! Here’s a story of what I did the night before my debut Lions Test in 1980. As I look back, I can only shake my head in disbelief. What was I thinking?
Just heard of the passing of my late team mate and skipper Tito Lupini from Covid. A rock of a man, tough on the field and gentle and fun off it. Devastated. Deepest sympathy to Rowe and the family. When will this end?
Just as @JeffBezos goes up up & away into space, I’ve finished preparing for my @Zoom interview on Lions in Africa. Guests = authors Chris Schoeman & David McLennan, Former Bok captain Hannes Marais, @John_C_Robbie & @BryanHabana Whoop whoop!
I just heard that Andrew Brookes has passed of Covid. He was another of the 702 unsung heroes. He loved radio and made a big career in the computer side of things. A genuinely nice guy. RIP. Love to his family.
Today’s memory from my time playing for the 1980 British & Irish Lions in SA is about one of the tough men in the team, Welshman Ray Gravell. He was an incredible character who went on to have a great career in acting and broadcasting.
The country is going through a tough time. The wonderful thing about sport is that it gives us a moment of respite from the hardships around us. Enjoy this story from my time playing for the 1980 British & Irish Lions. It’s about a famous incident, but has a surprising punchline.
Had a great lunch and catchup with 1966 and 1968 @lionsofficial Lion Roger Young. We both agreed the local tackling was shocking in the opening game in Joburg. Hoping to do podcast for Saturday’s match. Watch this space. #LionsRugby
Congrats to NZ cricket, Test world champs. Rugby, cricket, hockey, netball, rowing, even soccer, they punch way above their weight for a tiny population. What can we learn? Congrats to them. #TestChampionshipFinal
watched Munster v Cardiff. Please can we get rid of the captains challenge? Let the ref, assistants and TMO deal with the game. The captains challenge is a Hail Mary that spoils the spectacle. Enough Is enough.
Took a wheelchair bound friend for his jab at @Discovery_SA today. Knocked out by the efficiency of the whole system. From the car line to parking to helping my mate through the whole process it was world class. Enthusiasm, training and helpfulness. Congrats and thanks to all.
I advised Maloney on altitude: either you arrive weeks before or on the day. I noted Rahman’s seriousness in prep. When Lewis lost, Maloney was blamed but used my advice, which he passed to Lewis’ team in writing before fight, in defence. An amazing time. Nice to be remembered. twitter.com/waynesussman/s…
Just had to treat our house for a termite infection. Scary. A company called Termicon was recommended. They did a magnificent job from inspection to quotation to treatment to cleaning up. The sort of service you dream about.
Rotorua in New Zealand has hot sulphur springs. When you first enter the town it is a shock. The smell of rotten eggs is awful. Is it too simplistic to ask if Alzheimer’s statistics for the town differ from those elsewhere in NZ and the world? Would this not be valuable?
So sorry to hear about Jackson Mthembu. I did not know him but found him always available to talk on 702 regardless of the issue. Covid is nasty. We are recovering and were never in danger from low oxygen levels. The luck of the draw? RIP Jackson.
Unbelievable win by India against Australia. What a Test, what a series, what a comeback after losing the first and so many key players. Proof that Test cricket is king and that it must be played over five days. Congrats to both sides. #AUSvIND
What a surge of pride to watch Percy Tau against @ManCity. He looked totally comfortable and his one touch play was accurate and sharp. He needs a striking partner and he will flourish. What a pleasure.