TSE LIVE! Episode 7

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00’20” Peter opens the show

Allister Coetzee

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1’23” Peter discusses South Africa’s 18-10 Rugby Championship victory over Australia in Pretoria, and touches on coach Allister Coetzee’s comment that the running rugby style is not for Test matches and is in fact a fairy tale.  Peter blogs about that as well and you can read more on that in his Super Blog.


3’45? Peter introduces this week’s guest, former Proteas wicketkeeper and new Titans coach Mark Boucher.

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4’50”  Boucher talks about the challenges of preparing for a new season without his international players being available.

8’23”  Mark tells us more about his golden retriever Vegas and reveals the history behind the name for his pet.


9’04”  Boucher elaborates on his rhino conservation work with the Castle Lager Boucher Legacy and the fund’s anti-poaching efforts.

11’35”  Mark recalls the emotions he felt the day doctors told him he would never play cricket again and he was forced into retirement.  He also talks about the motivational role Mike Horn played during this time.  Boucher discusses how he lives a perfectly normal life with just one eye and how his body has adapted.


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15’03”  Mark talks about the rivalry between South Africa and Australia and equates it to the Springboks and All Blacks.  He talks about the tough Aussie cricketers and even tougher fans.  Boucher believes the upcoming Test series could be a classic.

17’54”  Mark says he is not sure if he would enjoy facing a pink ball at night during a Test match.  However he is looking forward to seeing how the Adelaide Test goes but says Proteas players who have expressed concerns are valid in doing so.  

19’26”  Peter elaborates on the pink ball in cricket and references the maiden day/night Test which took place last year between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval and finished in three days and nights. 

20’27” Peter wraps up this week’s episode.  He reminds the listener of his FNB Joburg 10km CITYRUN effort and how this has rejuvenated him to the point where he is now eyeing the Orlando Half-Marathon in December. 

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