Perhaps watching at home it won't be considered a vintage tournament, but over in South Africa they've moved a country forward five years in five weeks.

The warmth, the fellowship and the unification of so many disparate strands in their society made this World Cup work. They understand each other so much better now and I hope that continues. It was more than just a sporting event for the South Africans and they showed what they can do. Like may others I was thrilled by the experience.

I can only wish them every success in turning their society into what they want it to become; the true Rainbow Nation.