Just A Moment : A Memoir by Burger, SR. Schalk
Jonathan Ball Publishers Sa | 24 May 2021
Paperback | 280 pages
'It was never my dream to become a Springbok rugby player. I wanted to become a designer of Formula 1 racing cars.'
In Just a Moment, Schalk Burger Snr, one of the greats of South African rugby, shares the many layers of his colourful and eventful life. Rugby legend and businessman, wine farmer, cultural custodian, musician, father and grandfather, Schalk Burger takes us on an intensely personal and honest journey through the triumphs and hardships that have shaped the life of this much-loved South African.
Burger is a storyteller extraordinaire and will have you snorting into your beer as you read about run-ins with officialdom, fisticuffs on the field, how he became the first white Springbok selected from a coloured team, and the day Cheeky Watson asked to wash his feet.
This is a glimpse into the life and times of one of the country's most recognised figures, told through the stories of the many lives that have intersected with his. 'Who am I, and how do I live? That is something this story will bring out of me.'