Corné Krige - Episode 129

“You mustn’t want something so bad that you’re prepared to give up your morals, your ethics and things that you stand for”

Sometimes, I really have to pinch myself when it comes to guests I get to speak with. This week is certainly one of those moments.

Corné Krige, is a former South African Springbok captain. These days, he is a family man and a successful business owner. Corné played professional rugby for Western Province, the Cape Town Stormers, and Northampton Saints, having retired in the 2004 – 2005 season.

Corné now runs an outdoor advertising company with his wonderful wife, Justine.

What struck me was how someone who has achieved such immense success and elevation in society, manages to remain so humble. This conversation was an absolute honour for me.

Discussion Topics: What you will discover from listening to this Podcast:

  • What it’s like being a rugby spectator now
  • His mentors as a youngster
  • The importance of male teachers for boys in schools
  • Punishment vs Correction
  • What does it feel like being Springbok Captain?
  • Being a father equals being a leader
  • Advice for fathers to be a good leader
  • What it’s like meeting Nelson Mandela
  • Experience of playing his first game as a Springbok
  • Losing 53-3 to England
  • Truths about Kamp Staaldraad
  • Transitioning from Professional sports to normal civilian
  • Staying humble and grounded
  • Going big too soon in business
  • Reinventing yourself
  • Why Upskilling is a necessity
  • Public speaking training – Story to Stage
  • Debunking Motivation
  • 5am Club
  • Vulnerability as a strength


I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

Your fellow being



Background, Context & Reference

Connect with Corné Krige:






Discussion Links


Craven Week

Kamp Staaldraad

Paarl Boys High

Story to Stage – Professional Speaking Mentorship Program

Northampton Saints

People Mentioned:

Herschelle Gibbs

Hansie Cronje

Tiaan Strauss

Nelson Mandela

Joe Van Niekerk

Andre Venter

Rich Mulholland

Book Suggestions:

The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari – Robin Sharma

David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell

Music By

Matthew Parker

Right Hook Request


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