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….and Boks must beware of Scotland’s All Black class

The north/south divide has been a long traditional battle line across global rugby, with the south almost always having dominance in the past. But...

Get back to basics

While everyone was on the edge of their seats in the final minutes of the Paris clash against France last weekend, it was difficult...

Rassie must use finishers wisely

Under Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus the bench, or replacements, reserves and even ‘finishers’, as they have been called by Eddie Jones in the past,...

Injuries could unsettle Boks

After a bruising encounter against France, the Springboks were dealt a mixed bag in terms of injuries. Powerful lock forward Eben Etzebeth looks...

Prep for surgery

Scotland’s rugby of old was as harsh and attritional as the weather in the deepest Highlands. They were always a forward dominant side that...

Rassie seems unsure about Papier

Does Rassie Erasmus back Embrose Papier?If you look at how the scrumhalf has been used until now, there’s very little that would suggest that. Since...

Kolisi hails Bok spirit

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has praised his team’s fighting spirit after they came back from being 23-9 behind early in the second half against...

Rassie praises Bok calmness in Paris thriller

Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, praised the calmness of the Springboks to stay in the fight right to the end against...

Boks opt for mobility over muscle

ONE thing the Springboks won’t be short of tomorrow is work-horses. The Boks may be giving up a few kilos, and lacking some brawn,...

Are Boks ready for a one night stand?

One of the bigger challenges facing the Springboks this weekend is the late kick-off time in Paris - that of 9.05pm French time.Nowhere else...

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