South African rugby legend Ashwin Willemse appeared on MSW with Robert Morawa on 947 to talk about his several career defining moments on and off the playing field including the fallout with Supersport incident in 2018.
Hailing from the farming community of Caledon in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, as a youth, he faced many challenges and obstacles, such as drug addiction, gang involvement, depression and poverty.
But Willemse made a choice to leave all that behind and embark on a new journey in search of a better life. Rugby turned out to be the medium which gave him the freedom to accomplish this.
His career accolades include being part of South Africa’s Under-21 World Cup winning squad, and the victorious 2007 Springbok World Cup team.
On a personal note, he also won SA Rugby’s 2003 Player of the Year, Most Promising Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards.
Check the full podcast interview below: