Columns 9.9.2017 05:30 am

Boks have a lesson to pass on

Why our national soccer and cricket teams have, without putting too fine a point on it, been disappointing.

There is an increasingly obvious need for Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter to draw some lessons from the Springboks and a compelling argument for new Proteas coach Ottis Gibson to consult with the national rugby team.

Boks have a lesson to pass on
Boks have a lesson to pass on

Boks have a lesson to pass on

Why our national soccer and cricket teams have, without putting too fine a point on it, been disappointing.

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