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What did Nelson Mandela say to Francois Pienaar?

‘When Mr Mandela gave me the World Cup he said to me: “Francois, thank you for what you have done for the country” and I said to him: “No, Mr Mandela, thank you for what you have done for the country.”

What has happened to Francois Pienaar?

In 2000, Pienaar retired as a player and became Saracens’ CEO. As a consequence of the club’s lack of success during the two following years, Pienaar stepped down as coach and CEO in 2002. Piennar is one of 3 directors of Saracens as of 5/20.

What are some leadership traits we see in Francois?

What are some leadership traits we see in Francois?

  • Empowerment.
  • Good Listener.
  • Respectful.
  • Team-Focused.
  • Inspiring Leader.
  • Charismatic.

What major things did Francois Pienaar do?


  • South African Rugby player of the year 1993.
  • International Rugby player of the year 1994.
  • International Rugby Captain of the year 1995.
  • Rugby personality of the year nominated by the top 20 rugby writers in Britain in1996.
  • Inducted into the International Hall of Fame in 2005.

What do you think Francois Pienaar the rugby team captain learns about leadership from Nelson Mandela?

What did Francois Pienaar, the captain of the Springboks rugby team, learn from Nelson Mandela? He learned that rugby isn’t just a sport its a way of life and it can unite a country if used rightly like how Mandela did.

What happened to Kruger’s wife?

Lize Kruger is happy and in love again, ten years after the death of her husband – Springbok rugby player, Ruben Kruger. Ruben died in 2010 at the age of 39, after being diagnosed with brain cancer shortly after his rugby career ended in 1999.

Is Francois Pienaar in Invictus?

Invictus (2009) – Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar – IMDb.

What does Pienaar say when Mandela asks him how he inspires his team to do their best?

“How do you inspire your team to do their best?” “By example,” Pienaar responds, a bit nervously. “I’ve always thought to lead by example, sir.”

What does Pienaar mean?

The Pienaar surname comes from the Old French word “pinard”, which was a small medieval coin, so called because it bore a pine cone. The name Pienaar is thought to have evolved from a nickname, perhaps for a rich man, or a miser.

Who is Francois Pienaar and what did he do?

Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. Jacobus Francois Pienaar (born 2 January 1967) is a retired South African rugby union player.

Why did Francois Pienaar not get a Springbok cap?

The normalisation of rugby relations brought Pienaar closer to his goal of a Springbok cap although, to his disappointment, he was not named as a member of the South African squad that went to England and France at the end of the year.

Where did the last name Pienaar come from?

The progenitor of the Pienaar name in South Africa was a French Huguenot named Jacques Pinard. The spelling was localised as a result of maintaining the French pronunciation. SOURCE: Lugan, Bernard (1996). – Ces Français qui ont fait l’Afrique du Sud. (Translation: The French People Who Made South Africa).

Who is Francois Pienaar in the movie Invictus?

Francois Pienaar is an Africaaner whose father plays the redneck card saying things like “these people will ruin our country.” Pienaar must reconcile his growing admiration and respect for Mandela with what he is hearing at home. Obviously he was successful as it is said that today Mandela is Godfather to one of Pienaar’s children.