Half-time Chat with Siv Ngesi & Kyle Brown

“You are not rugby, rugby is not you, rugby is a part of you”

Holding accolades such as being the winner of 3x World Rugby Sevens Series titles, a gold medal from the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Bronze at 2016 Rio Olympics, sounds like a setup for life. But former Blitzboks captain, Kyle Brown, is candid about why most athletes struggle with life after rugby or professional sport.

In episode 7 of Half-Time Chat, Siv Ngesi gets insights on what helped Kyle persevere through injury and rehab, and how he’s navigating “the greatest season of change in his life”.

Also listen out for the secret reason Kyle walks around with spectacles on.

Quotes from Kyle Brown interview with Siv Ngesi:
• One of the best decisions of my life was to stay at Sevens
• Athletes are fundamentally unemployable
• A very small percentage of athletes earn a liveable salary
• Injuries are part of the game and you must accept it
• Just cos rugby is on hold doesn’t mean you are on hold as a person