In the heart of the Springbok locker room: how doccie Chasing the Sun gives us an insider's view on the rugby champions

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Springbok captain Siya ­Kolisi (left) and coach ­Rassie Erasmus ­after the Boks’ Rugby World Cup victory in Japan last year. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Springbok captain Siya ­Kolisi (left) and coach ­Rassie Erasmus ­after the Boks’ Rugby World Cup victory in Japan last year. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

There can be few more magical things than the power of sport – athletes at the top of their game, taking on formidable opposition in a heaving arena of fanatical followers, playing their hearts out for cup and country. And when it all comes together, an entire nation can forget about their troubles for a brief, shining moment.

This was what happened last year – seemingly a lifetime ago, when Covid-19 didn’t exist and we could bask in being on top of the world – before everything came crashing down.

So if we ever need to relive a little of that magic it’s right now – and what better way than with a documentary that goes to the heart of how and where it all happened: right into the inner circle of the 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks.

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