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Touching Rock Bottom: Comparing the Crises at SA Rugby and Australia Cricket

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Touching Rock Bottom: Comparing the Crises at SA Rugby and Australia Cricket

Two giants of world sport have recently felt the painful bump of reaching bedrock and now have to make some dramatic changes if they want to taste the glories of the past. South African rugby and Australian cricket sides used to command respect from opposition by virtue of their dominance. Today they are both facing unprecedented crises. CONQA Sport offers a way out for both of these once proud juggernauts. 

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The Rocky Road to the Top: Why Talent Needs Trauma

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The Rocky Road to the Top: Why Talent Needs Trauma

In elite sport, the road to the top is a long and arduous journey. It needs to be filled with sacrifice and commitment, with more than a fair share of luck and talent. Even then, success is not guaranteed. It seems counter-intuitive, but failure is vital for success. Without it, athletes are ill-equipped to deal with the inevitable shortfalls and challenges that are part of the game. If an athlete is progressing along a linear path to the top, it is crucial that an obstacle is placed in the way. 

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