Ewan MacKenna: Sportspeople can make an impact far beyond their craft, and that craft is not always positive

Ewan MacKenna: Sportspeople can make an impact far beyond their craft, and that craft is not always positive

If you don’t believe in the power of sport, you should consider the following two memories from 2014 that, to this column, stand tall above all else.

The first came in October from Ellis Park in Johannesburg before South Africa faced New Zealand. With his young children on each side, Joost van der Westhuizen took to a pitch where he once danced and dazzled. Now his shell has been withered by Motor Neuron Disease and...

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