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E-Power will play a massive role as Sanzaar’s Super 16 heats up this weekend.

Posted on: June 18th, 2019 by Rob Opie No Comments





“Human emotion is the ultimate resource – the ultimate force” :  Anthony Robbins



Sanzaar’s Super 16 Rugby heats up this coming weekend – and E-Power is likely to play a massive role.

E-Power, Emotional-Power – is when a team or an individual finds a higher level of meaning in what they are doing.

No wonder why the top three round-robin teams each clinched their positions with ease, while most of the other teams struggled to even know if and when they would be boarding a plane this weekend…..

The Crusaders topped the log with 58 points and have been the form team – fully capable of taking their game to that next level.

But, it’s the tragic events in Christchurch earlier this year, which will see them taking E-Power to the next level – with their ‘Crusaders’ brand strategy currently under review.

Playing in front of an emotional home crowd, it’s highly unlikely that they will come up short this year.

They will be playing with a significantly higher level of meaning.

Second placed Jaguares have been playing superb rugby of late – winning nine of their last ten encounters.

They are the side with momentum – plus home-ground advantage into the semi-finals.

It will be only the second time they have qualified for the play-offs.

Playing in front of a partisan home crowd, they will be hard to beat, especially given that their opponents, the Chiefs, are the only team to have beaten them on home soil this season.

They will be looking to reverse that result – and carry their impetus into their national team for RWC 2019.


On paper it appears that the Sharks have an easier route to the semis, by escaping a quarter- final trip to Christchurch or Buenos Aires – but this will definately not be the case – given recent announcements at the Brumbies.

E- Power will be at its maximum for the Brumbies who will see their captain and inspirational cancer survivor, Christian Lealiifano, playing his last home game for the team that has been his life for 12 years –  having made 148 appearances.

I got an offer from Japan that was too hard to turn down  – with my young boy and my wife, and not getting any younger as well, so I thought it was time to think about them rather than myself.

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar, had the following words for the Brumbies great:

You will not meet a more selfless person than Christian Lealiifano.To go through what he went through, and to come back and still find time to lead and care for those around him, to be there for his team-mates, he’s an incredible person.

What’s more – is that the Brumbies will play for national pride – being the only Australian team left flying the flag in Super 16.

On the other hand, there still exists that outside chance of a semi- final in Durban, if the Sharks can overcome the odds in Canberra – as well as the Chiefs over-coming the odds in Buenos Aires!

Go Sharks!

Whatever happens, any team taking on the top three this weekend will need to be fully prepared to come against one of life’s greatest forces – collective E-Power.

E-Power takes teams to that next level of performance – and contribution.

This is the beauty of sport – when it consumes our E-motions.

When you have got purpose, anything is possible:  Lewis Pugh



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I guess it changes your perspective in life: Christian Lealiifano on cancer.


Rob Opie is a Brand Expert, Key-note 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.