Playing the Enemy (unabridged audiobook) - John Carlin
24 June 1995. Ellis Park in Johannesburg. The Springboks versus The All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup final. Nelson Mandela steps onto the pitch wearing a...... more
24 June 1995. Ellis Park in Johannesburg. The Springboks versus The All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup final. Nelson Mandela steps onto the pitch wearing a Springboks shirt and, before a global audience of millions, a new country is born. This book tells the incredible story of Mandela's journey to that moment. As the day of the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup dawned, and the Springboks faced the All Blacks, more was at stake than a sporting trophy. When Nelson Mandela appeared wearing a Springboks jersey and led the all-white Afrikaner-dominated team in singing South Africa's new national anthem, he conquered white South Africa. Playing the Enemy tells the extraordinary human story of how that moment became possible. It shows how a sport, once the preserve of South Africa's Afrikaans-speaking minority, came to unify the new rainbow nation, and tells of how - just occasionally - something as simple as a game really can help people to rise above themselves and see beyond their differences.
Advantages: Gameplay, graphics, depth, ranking system Disadvantages: Smaller nations less detailed
...With every World Cup there is a World Cup game and South Africa is no different. There's usually not much difference from that year earlier FIFA instalment, but enough minor changes to encourage people to buy it - me being one of them, for just under £40.
The start up of the game is typical of EA, very professional and stylish looking with well laid out menus and graphics. The actual game...
Advantages: Worlds greatest tournament Disadvantages: Are you crazy?
...ecause their own gate was locked!
Back to South Africa who has successfully hosted the Cricket World Cup, Rugby World Cup, Athletics World Cup and the African Cup of Nations: clearly their CV is impressive. When you go for a job interview, the person will get the job because he is the most suitable in terms in qualification and experience. South Africa has a proven track record and experience.
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Advantages: Multiplayer can be fun | Sound has been improved Disadvantages: Hardly any content | Glitches | Annoying AI behaviour
...Those who have long awaited a new rugby release have been left disappointed by the company who developed the previous games Rugby 08 and Rugby 06. Although this time without the financial backing of EA Sports.
This weak offering from HB Games is the self-claimed "Official Video Game Of The Rugby World Cup" - Despite only 10 of the 20 available teams being officially licensed, including...