There is nothing like being underdogs to bring out the best in us South Africans. From our painful political history to our exploits on the sports fields, it is when we have our backs to the wall and the world has written us off that we seem to relish the opportunity to beat the long odds and deliver the most unlikely of upsets.

Chasing the Sun 2, the TV series on the arduous route to the Rugby World Cup final in Paris, captured the behind-the-scenes trials and tribulations of the Springboks, who were unfancied against our arch-rivals. The 37-year-old Deon Fourie, with an injured shoulder, encapsulated this spirit by being one of the unexpected stars of the final. ..

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