FRESH TAKE: The Blues shocked Ellis Park with a comeback win in Round 4, BENEDICT CHANAKIRA wonders whether the Lions’ tendency to tail off has been noticed by rival teams. READ MORE
Mitch or Ackers to replace Rassie?
MIKE GREENAWAY tips John Mitchell or Johan Ackermann to take over as Springbok coach in 2020 when Rassie Erasmus hands over the whistle. READ MORE
Willemse is your Bok 10 – Jake
The search for a convincing Springbok flyhalf is over, JAKE WHITE says it’s a no-brainer that Damian Willemse is the best man for the job. READ MORE
Hey ref, just blow the laws!
With teams spending more time analysing the referee than the opposition, CRAIG RAY says rugby’s greatest challenge is finding a way to stop officials becoming the story. READ MORE
The Stormers are 1-3 and only one team has conceded more points this season, GAVIN RICH says those numbers don’t tell the whole story. READ MORE
Four rounds of 2018 Vodacom Super Rugby action are in the can and that’s just enough of a sample for the AOR team to lock horns over which South African player has caught the eye. READ MORE
OOM RUGBY grabs a few screenshots to highlight one of several little errors that led to a Melani Nanai interception, and a rare Lions defeat, at Ellis Park last week. READ MORE
Hybrid openside flankers are all the rage because, as SIMNIKIWE XABANISA explains, teams don’t see the need for a specialist fetcher until they’re unable to dominate the collisions. READ MORE