As the rugby 6 nations continues this weekend, it is worth remembering one of the most historical rugby moments in history from 1995 – captured in the 2009 film Invictus.
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An extract from a poem by William Ernest Henry.
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Listen to the film clip and complete the text.
Francois Pienaar: Can we see the President's (cell)?
Guard: Yes, of course. Now the (number) on the door 46664 means he was the 466th prisoner to be interned here in 1964. We've (done it up) just the way it was. ... Come with me.
- Out of the (night) that (covers) me,
- (Black) as the Pit from pole to pole,
- I (thank) whatever gods may be
- For my unconquerable (soul).
- In the fell clutch (of) circumstance
- I have not (winced) nor cried aloud.
- Under the bludgeonings of (fate)
- My (head) is bloody, but unbowed.
- Beyond this place of wrath and (tears)
- Looms but the (horror) of the shade,
- And yet the (menace) of the years
- Finds, and shall find, me (unafraid).
- It matters not how strait the (gate),
- How charged with (punishment) the scroll.
- I am the master of my (fate):
- I am the (captain) of my soul.
- Francois Pienaar: Can we see the President's (cell)?