I never thought that I would have to write something like this one day – but the time has come for me to say goodbye to all my friends on RuggaWorld.
It is with some sadness that I have to bid you all farewell in an official capacity here at RuggaWorld, but I do it with very good reason.
The thing is, I have been offered an amazing opportunity. An opportunity guys like me (and I am sure every rugby lover) can usually only dream of – to make a career out of the game.
Don’t worry, Heyneke has not selected me for this weekend’s game… But rugby will now become my life in more ways than just being some random dude that gives opinions on the game, it will become my career as I accepted an offer to go work at SA Rugby in their High Performance division.
With such a great opportunity does come some sacrifice however, and the biggest one is that I can no longer be directly involved in RuggaWorld or comment on the game as I did for the last 8 years. Conflict of interest stuff – you know… So this week is my last week I am officially part of the team.
It has been such an awesome journey though – from the day myself, Dawie, Deon, Org and Nelius decided it would be a good idea to start our own blog since Keo closed over that one December, I made the most wonderful friends, had the most intense debates (fights with Dawie), but got the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas of what is a huge passion of mine in rugby, with likeminded folks.
I have no doubt the majority of friends I made on the blog and on twitter over the years are going to end up being friends for life – that is just how we roll on RuggaWorld, and I want to say thank you to each and every one of you for the endless enjoyment it all gave me for so many years – or probably more importantly, thank you to your partners/wives etc for letting you talk kak for hours on end on a bloody website!
After all, if it wasn’t for RuggaWorld and you lot who stuck with us, I would never have ended up with the opportunity I have now…
I won’t disappear completely of course, you just won’t see me post articles like you used to. And if you want to stay in touch off-line, my email will still be up and running. RuggaWorld is also not going anywhere – there will be a couple of obvious changes of course but those will be communicated through to you folks I am sure.
So finally – thank you to each and every one, not just for your loyalty to this website, but for your friendships over the years which I truly value.