Cape Town - Recently
retired Springbok Schalk Burger has picked South Africa, New Zealand, England
and Wales to make the 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-finals in Japan, making his
prediction on the new season of The Dan Nicholl Show on SuperSport.
are probably seven teams who have a chance of winning,” Burger believes.
like the space the Springboks are in at the moment, and if I had to pick the
four semi-finalists, I go us, the All Blacks, England and Wales. But it’s a
World Cup, and once the pressure is on in the knockout games, anything can
joins host Dan Nicholl on the first episode of season 10 of the celebrity
talkshow, which this season moves to SuperSport 8, with the Rugby World Cup the
focus of SuperSport 1.
The 2007 World Cup-winner also discusses his remarkable
comeback from deathbed to Springbok jersey, reveals that rugby wasn’t always
his sport of choice, and discusses his children speaking with English accents
from his time with Saracens.
“They speak Afrikaans with an English accent,”
says Burger ruefully.
“Sometimes I’m the only one who can understand them.”
on the show on Wednesday night is sports presenter Kass Naidoo, the founder of
the gsport4girls awards, which took place last weekend.
“I think Caster
(Semenya) is the strongest person I’ve ever met,” says Naidoo on the show.
I call her, she’s always calm, and assures me she’s alright, despite everything
Naidoo also pays tribute to Semenya’s fellow gsport finalists,
Thembi Kgatlana and Gerda Steyn, and sizes up the state of women’s sport in
third guest on the season premiere is comedian Nicholas Goliath, whose debut
one man show ‘The Other Goliath’ runs this weekend in Johannesburg.
a cameo appearance from Comrades legend Bruce Fordyce, and an insert on Dan’s
recent ride through Laos with Ron Rutland and James Owens as part of Race to
Rugby World Cup.
Nicholl Show, presented by BrightRock, screens at 19:00 on Wednesday night on
SuperSport 8, and is also available on DSTV Now, Catch-up and Showmax.