World Cup-winning rugby star James Small was found naked and unconscious in a sex club before being rushed to hospital where he died of a heart attack, it has been claimed. The year-old wing was driven to the hospital without his clothes on by a woman at a 'gentlemen's club' which boasts ladies for hire on its website, Rapport reports. She reportedly rushed inside the Life Bedford Gardens hospital in Johannesburg asking for a portable hospital bed, telling staff the rugby player was too heavy to be put in a wheelchair.
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A video of naked South African rugby players being forced to wade through a lake as part of a pre-World Cup training regime has angered players and pundits. The Springboks were doused repeatedly with ice cold water while the English national anthem and New Zealand's haka were played over and over again. They also stood naked in a freezing lake, sat in a dark pit holding rugby balls in front of their private parts and exercised in the nude. One player was photgraphed holding a bloody, headless chicken and another had an egg cracked over his head for failing a task. South African sports minister Ngconde Balfour wants an urgent meeting with rugby bosses to discuss the ''Barbed Wire'' training camp. South Africa Rugby Players' Association chairman Rob van der Valk described the training methods as "barbaric and outdated" while former Springbok lock Schalk Burger told planet-rugby. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? Skip to navigation.
A photograph of Springbok players huddled naked in a lake shook South African rugby yesterday and loosened Rudolph Straeuli's already weakened hold on his job as head coach. The Star in Johannesburg devoted more than half its front page to a photo of at least 10 naked Springbok players packed tightly together, apparently exhausted and freezing, holding rugby balls or billy cans to preserve their modesty. It is the latest revelation to come out of the Springboks' pre-World Cup team-building camp in the Limpopo bush two hours' drive north of Pretoria, where players underwent gruelling ordeals intended to build mental strength. Allegations of psychological torture and physical threats, including being held at gun point, have been levelled against the coach and his right-hand man Adriaan Heijns who is a former special services operative from the apartheid era. The camp was codenamed "Kamp Staaldraad", meaning "camp barbed wire", and it was there that the Springboks were put through a series of torturous and demeaning exercises in the name of team-building and World Cup preparation. They were sworn to an oath of silence and were "threatened" if the code was broken. The Sunday Times in Johannesburg reported last weekend that naked players were crammed into foxholes and doused repeatedly with ice-cold water while the English national anthem and New Zealand's haka were played over and over again. The newspaper alleged that they were also forced into a freezing lake in the early hours of the morning to pump up rugby balls under water and that when some players tried to get out they were ordered back into the water at gunpoint. Straeuli has denied that the players had guns pointed at them and that the regime was inhumane or humiliating. He has been backed by the team manager Gideon Sam.