28.2.2021 08:00 am
Mental toughness is a skill you can develop and work on daily.
I hope you have enjoyed the month-long journey we have taken on how to take your sports performance to the next level in terms of personal evaluation, sports science training and nutrition, and today we will look at how to develop mental grit.
It won’t come as great news to Bok supporters, but it seems likely to be the only workable option left to enable the tour to still take place.
Completely scratching races, like the Two Oceans and Comrades, because of restrictions is becoming a nasty habit.
Thinking out the box to gain the advantage was key to winning medals consistently and if this is the secret recipe, then you best start coping and tailoring a winning formula.
While the World Cup-winning captain has the backing of the national coaching set-up, the Sharks already have a strong and popular leader in Lukhanyo Am.
Quinton de Kock’s days as Test skipper are numbered, so the search is well and truly on for a successor – someone who’ll thrive in the role.
To be the best you can be, you need to know what your body is capable of and how hard you can push it to reach your maximum potential.
The organisers have treated road runners like a bunch of three-year-olds who can’t pick up a fib.
The two former Springbok coaches have similar characteristic traits that have helped turn their teams into winning combinations.
Following the completion of the Currie Cup, it’s “post-mortem” time in local rugby, so just how did the teams rate at the end of it?
As sad as it is, it is perhaps best to put everyone out of their misery sooner rather than later and push the “cancel” button.
There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes preparing a team for a big final like Saturday’s showdown between the Bulls and the Sharks.
National Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus and Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber will obviously be looking at the contest with different eyes to most of us.
The South African team have scored more than 300 just once in their last 23 innings in Asia dating back to July 2014.
With lockdown restrictions still in place and finances drying up, one’s got to wonder if South Africa will be able to send a team to the Tokyo Games.