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Rugby is a religion in some parts of the world. Pietermaritzburg is one of those places. From Prep School days, our winter weekend highlight was to be at Woodburn Stadium Saturdays watching club rugby, occasionally spotting national heroes like Tommy Bedford, Laurie Sharp and Rodney Gould (names that still stick half a century later). As with those from Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein, such early indoctrination creates a deep loyalty to the provincial team that remains no matter where you end up living. So it’s a delight to read the country’s top sports writer tip that your side is poised for a great season. Especially after a particularly poor one. Indulge me. – Alec Hogg
By Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.