A humble hero

“We’re not doing it for ourselves. We’re doing it for our country.” Straight from the pitch, the South African rugby captain, Siya Kolisi, reflects on winning the Rugby World Cup on Saturday. His inspiring and modest words about teamwork, the power of sport, and the ability of a nation to rise above its own terrible problems should be deeply inspiring to everyone today.

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  1. What is your favourite sport? List three of the most important lessons it has taught you personally.
  2. “Our dishonest politicians should learn from the Springboks,” says one of the comments on this video. What do you think this means, and what do you think the politicians should learn? Answer in 500 words.