Articles by Craig Ray

Pro rugby must revolt or die

The only way pro rugby survives in South Africa is if a big-time benefactor bankrolls a breakaway league with five squads of top talent, writes CRAIG RAY. READ MORE

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Knockout the Currie Cup

CRAIG RAY has a radical plan to revive the Currie Cup competition and save the revered trophy from the unthinkable – a showcase at a rugby museum! READ MORE

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Win now, World Cup later

Forget about the 2019 Rugby World Cup, writes CRAIG RAY, the Boks must embark on a four-Test invasion of Europe with only one objective: winning. READ MORE

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Boks waking from nightmare

With one year remaining before the Boks begin RWC 2019 in Japan, the world must be concerned that Rassie Erasmus is waking SA from a terrible nightmare, writes CRAIG RAY. READ MORE

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High rollers will buy SA players

SA and Kiwi players will be at the top of the shopping list if the English Premiership accepts a R5.2bn purchase offer from a global equity giant, writes CRAIG RAY. READ MORE

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World Rugby ignores Sanzaar cracks

CRAIG RAY can’t relate to World Rugby’s marketing expedition to India when nothing is being done to fix the issues plaguing the traditional powerhouses. READ MORE

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Play the final at Twickers!

The image of shivering fans huddling in Christchurch on Saturday does nothing for CRAIG RAY who would like to see an iconic destination host the Super Rugby final. READ MORE

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Forget NZ, can SA beat Argentina?

SA’s woeful Super Rugby form means the Boks must prove they can beat the Pumas before anybody talks about measuring them against the All Blacks, writes CRAIG RAY. READ MORE

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Duane deserves Japan payday

The Boks will miss Duane Vermeulen during the Rugby Championship, but CRAIG RAY has no problem with the adamantine No 8 pausing his Test career for a lucrative stint in Japan. READ MORE

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Rugby wasn’t the winner in USA

CRAIG RAY is perplexed after the Springboks scrambled a team to face a second-string Wales outfit for a dour Test that entrenched rugby’s low profile in America. READ MORE

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Bok captaincy: don’t sweat it

CRAIG RAY tempers the raging interest in who will be chosen to lead the Springboks by pointing out that the coach is the kingpin, not the captain. READ MORE

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