#20  Special Springbok Stories with Werner Swanepoel

Get ready for a memorable journey to the late 90s with the Smiling Springbok Werner Swanepoel. Werner made his Bok debut in 1997 after serving as an understudy to the legendary Joost Van Der Westhuizen. Even though Swanepoel largely deputised for Joost, he still managed to make an impact every time he took to the field and is to this day fondly remembered by Bok fans. In this interview Werner looks back at his career in a candid and entertaining manner. He does not hold back as recalls the highs, the lows and the rivalries in the battle for the Springbok Number Nine jersey. This is a must-watch episode of Front Row Rugby.
Season 3 / Episode 20 18 Mar English South Africa Rugby · Sports

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