Why, in SA, can’t we enjoy rugby without getting into a scrum?

31 October 2019 - 06:07
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi during the Test against England at Ellis Park on June 9.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi during the Test against England at Ellis Park on June 9.
Image: Gordon Arons/Gallo Images/TimesLIVE

What is it about rugby that drives South Africans crazy?

If you want to experience national hysteria about race, manhood and wars fought more than a century ago, you do not look to netball, tennis, hockey or even the beautiful game, as the great Pele once dubbed soccer.

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