Hookers are not known to be shy when the going gets tough, and it was the same when the Springboks’ three No 2s from Rugby World Cup 2019, Bongi Mbonambi, Malcolm Marx and Schalk Brits, lined up for the latest SA Rugby Podcast.
Between the three of them, they scored six of the Springboks’ 33 tries at the RWC in Japan – no mean feat!
In the fourth episode of SA Rugby’s new podcast series, which is also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, the Bok hookers discuss their experiences of life in lockdown as well as SA Rugby’s #StrongerTogether for R32-12 campaign.
Each of the three Bok hookers donated amazing personal items from the RWC as prizes in this campaign, which will be revealed over the next few weeks and can be won by buying a raffle ticket for only R32-12.
Mbonambi, who picked up a serious hamstring injury early in the Vodacom Super Rugby season, sheds some light on how he remains positive during the COVID-19 lockdown and his very special prize donation to the #StrongerTogether for R32-12 prize pool.
Marx’s girlfriend, Kirsten Grant, is a medical doctor and he talks about her involvement in the frontlines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as his training regime with his brother’s assistance.
And Brits, who was the oldest member of the Boks’ RWC-winning squad, explains his life as a retired rugby player and his move into the business world with Remgro in Stellenbosch.
The first three podcasts, which feature Rassie Erasmus, Branco du Preez, Aled Walters, Jacques Nienaber, Cheslin Kolbe and Handre Pollard, can be accessed here.