EXCLUSIVE: Mapimpi on how Chasing the Sun ignited support for the Boks

rugby17 April 2024 15:30
By:Brenden Nel

Ever wonder how much impact a story like Chasing the Sun and the second version can have on a country?

The first edition was such a hit that so many South Africans started supporting the team across the board.

And that’s not our word for it - that comes straight from one of the 2019 heroes themselves - Makazole Mapimpi.

Mapimpi talks about how the Chasing the Sun series helped the Boks remind themselves who they were playing for in 2023, and ignited support that they had never seen before.

From Tiktok videos to messages sent to the team, the in-depth behind-the-scenes series sparked new life in previously unheard corners of the country, who expressed their support for the Boks in a way that was felt personally in the team.

Listen to Mampimpi talk in this exclusive clip about just how much he noticed a change in support and just what it meant to him and the team.