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Behind the Prodigy: The Aphiwe Dyantyi Story


Aphiwe Dyantyi, 24, is a rugby player who plays for the Golden Lions in the Super Rugby competition as a winger. His story is about life, perseverance, excellence, and can be found in many of the the motivational speeches by re-known celebrities and icons.

This is the story of Aphiwes’ love hate relationship with rugby, as told by himself and his selfless pursuit of happiness and fulfilment.

In this emotional interview Aphiwe takes us through his journey beginning as a five year old who was introduced to rugby at home by his brothers, to the pain he felt at not having played first team rugby for his schools 150 year centenary.

Lost to rugby and having found a new home in football, takes us through key moments that lead him to becoming a professional rugby player.

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