About Me

I have often asked myself how do rugby writers become rugby writers? Well, they start off as fans first and they are driven to write by their passion for this great sport.

That is my story. I am not a journalist, I’m a fan. When I was a youngster, my friends would watch He-Man or K-TV. I watched my dad’s rugby videos. Over and over and over again to the point where I would recall which players scored tries in which games.

I was brought up in a house where only two teams mattered, The Springboks and Northern Transvaal. I’ve always tried to be as objective as possible when discussing rugby matters, but as with any true rugby supporter, your affinity for a specific team does cause some bias, so you might not always agree with my opinion.

I’ve decided to start this blog, because for the last couple of years I haven’t really been excited by the game. Predictable game plans, the fear of losing and the inability to take risks has made rugby less of a spectator sport in the professional era. There are exceptions of course. Who doesn’t enjoy watching the All Blacks or Lions play these days? I started converting our old rugby tapes into a digital format and started re-watching a lot of old rugby and that excitement was back! Even watching provincial players like Deon Oosthuysen and Chris Badenhorst made me realize that rugby was played differently in the amateur era. Your livelihood didn’t depend on winning and losing and you played to just enjoy the game. I wanted to share this with the public and started a YouTube channel where I share match highlights and awesome memories from legends of yesteryear.

I want to expand on this by writing my opinion on who some of the greatest teams and players were, classic tries that were scored and edge of your seat games that were played over the last century. I’ve also realized that there is a community that has an appetite for a site like this.

I don’t claim to be right and I don’t claim to know everything, but I have watched enough rugby and read enough books to at least have a highly informed opinion, so I hope I can at least get a debate going or at most, help folks to learn more about heroes they didn’t know before.

On this site, we celebrate rugby legends.

My name is Werner Frost and I’m a Real Rugby fan.


Werner Frost