Rugby legend Cona (73) lost his son, his peers to Covid-19. Here’s how he won his fight

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Rugby legend, Broadhurst Cona tested positive for COVID-19 three months ago. Picture: Nasief Manie/Spotlight
Rugby legend, Broadhurst Cona tested positive for COVID-19 three months ago. Picture: Nasief Manie/Spotlight

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In his illustrious career, Broadhurst (Broadness) Cona learnt to fight hard on the rugby field and never give up until the final whistle. It is this same spirit that the rugby legend from Langa in Cape Town brought to another fight – surviving Covid-19 as a 73-year-old.

Cona laughs heartily when we ask about his name confusion – he is often referred to as Broadness.

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