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The First World Champions explores the origins of the unique rivalry between the All Blacks and the Springboks: Two countries united in their passion for rugby, but divided by their politics. A forgotten Springbok tour of New Zealand in 1937 provides the platform and characters through which Michael Charton brings this story to life. His message celebrates the value system associated with rugby’s amateur era and it serves as a nostalgic reminder of what is important in life and legacy.

Les Balkin: Lereba Export Solutions

The best storyteller I have ever heard. Michael has a rare talent.

Justin Nurse: Founder – Laugh it Off

Michael is an authority and an inspiration. His commanding presence will have you enthralled. He speaks about the 1937 Springboks with a pace and passion that makes you feel like you were one of the green and gold.

Never have I felt so proudly patriotic as I did listening to Michael; joyfully reliving one of the greatest ever rugby contests played out before I was even alive.

Steven Morris: Managing Partner – Eventful Group

A most incredible, inspiring, moving, eighty minutes.

Nick Goldblatt: Investec Private Banking

I have heard Michael Charton’s 1937 talk on the Springboks on two occasions. On both occasions I was enthralled and entertained throughout.

He weaves the personal accounts of the players magnificently into what is ultimately a great sporting story. Michael’s talk comes with my highest recommendation.

Robert Fleck: Ex-Springbok

Michael’s brilliant rendition of story behind the 1937 Springboks brought to life an era I knew little about. His style sucks you into the story and one forgets until the very end, that all that remains of these memorable characters is their legacy.

When and where?

The Wyvern
Kingswood College
1 Burton Street
South Africa

Wed 02 Oct 2019 at 7:00 PM (SAST)
Wed 02 Oct 2019 at 9:00 PM (SAST)

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