Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rugby, the movie

[Matt] Damon will allegedly star as Francois Pienaar, the captain of South Africa's 1995 World Cup-winning rugby team in a film to be directed by Clint Eastwood, about Nelson Mandela, and the effect the sporting win had on the country.
Interesting. It would be good if this raises the profile of rugby in the USA and Canada, where the far less interesting sport of soccer has taken root.

3 comments:

dearieme said...

For your North American readers:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwCbG4I0QyA

Peter Risdon said...

I never tire of watching that try. Phil Bennett's magic at the start of the move was just extraordinary. And poor old JPR Williams, neck tackled repeatedly. Didn't let it bother him, but it wouldn't be allowed now.

dearieme said...

I used to hate/admire those little sods who were so nimble that you couldn't catch them even when you realisedya what they were about to do.