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- I am an extremely superficial supporter of rugby. I love the game. I absolutely enjoy watching rugby. But I've never understood the nitty gritty of it. I have tried to wrap my head around the rules, multiple times, and failed. I know when points are scored, when an obvious infraction has occurred and that a yellow card means the sin bin. But when it comes to understanding the advantage line and illegal scrumming... whoop - over my head.
Reading John Smit's biography opened up my mind as well as my eyes. I'm not going to proclaim to now know when someone is offside or anything quite so fancy, but I understand that there is so much more to rugby - on the field, in the boardroom and at the press conference.
There were so many incidents that occured in South African rugby during John's career, a lot that I never knew and a lot that I failed to grasp. Only to come across it on the pages of this book. I know there's more than one side to any story, but to be able to "know" even one indepth perspective is just enough to satisfy my curiosity.
Beyond that, this story was remarkably well told. It had me in tears. So much of what is mentioned here are moments which I'd forgotten but when reading the words on these pages, it all came back to me, bringing to life the incidents and the emotions. I felt everything John felt compounded by the memory of my own emotions. (I would certainly love to get some writing tips from Mike Greenaway). Furthermore, as I said, I have/had a very superficial understanding of rugby, and in that capacity I was never much of a John fan. I never understood why he kept being chosen (especially with me being a Bismarck fan). But I will now take my hat off to John. He was more valuable than I could understand.
This was an absolute brilliant read. I mean, it had me weeping. .
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