South African teams are not realising their true potential. Here’s why- and how to fix it……..

18 June 2024, Tuesday






With our Proteas yet to win a game in England – and all our Super 16 rugby teams struggling to reach the last eight – it’s open to see that too many South African teams are far from realising their true potential at present………

That’s because Talent, Technique, Technology, Training and Teamwork are fast becoming TABLESTAKES on the world stage …………

It takes more to build GREAT TEAMS, CHAMPION TEAMS WHO WIN – and go on to win consistently at the highest levels.

The great champion teams do more.

Put realistically,

Champions do more


Here’s what more means…..

Here’s what the GREAT CHAMPIONS know, do and do not do to  win – and sustain winning.


SEVEN POWERFUL GAME- CHANGERS – shared to power up any team – turnaround any team:

  • Champions know that “Mindset matters most”

– your best made plans will prove meaningless unless you have the right mindset.

  • Champions know what it takes to” Step inside Great’

– to be great, you have to know what great looks like.

  • Champions know that “Branding is Everything”

– branding is a champion’s compass in good times –   and the scaffolding (mental toughness) in challenging times.

  • Champions know to “Conquer – never Fight”

– conquering means always coming from a position of strength – not weakness.

  • Champions know how to manage their “Finite Energy Levels”

– the power lies in the peloton.

  • Champions know about “No Health. No Wealth”

– you only have one energy well: Physical, Chemical and Emotional are all the same well.

  • Champions know that “Culture eats strategy for breakfast “

–  consistency comes from getting your culture right.

In my latest inspirational and interactive talk: POWER UP YOUR GAME – from GOOD TO GREAT TO GREATER , I share insights on these seven powerful GAME -CHANGERS –  and more inspiration from the the WORLD of the GREAT SPORTING & BUSINESS CHAMPIONS.

POWER UP YOUR GAME: from Good to Great to Greater.



Let’s hope we can turn-around SA’s sporting fortunes as we prepare for Japanese September shores.

The RWC19 is looming……

Go Bokke go.

Go Great


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Rob Opie is a Brand Strategist, Inspirational Speaker, Author, Performance Coach to Teams ansd Life Coach to Individuals.

His game- changing THE GAME PLAN METHOD, is helping both teams and individuals throughout South Africa to achieve their greatest potential.