Articles by Dan Retief

Blame jackals, not Warthog

While he doesn’t condone Akker van der Merwe’s actions, DAN RETIEF says the Kings Park slugfest was inevitable because law makers have legalised thuggery. READ MORE

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Koppestamp isn’t rugby

Rugby has become ugly and almost unwatchable, DAN RETIEF blames chronic off-sides for choking what is meant to be a free-flowing spectacle. READ MORE

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Will “simple” Boks surprise Eddie?

DAN RETIEF is hopeful the Boks make Eddie Jones eat his words on Saturday when they line up at icy Twickenham for South Africa’s fourth Test against England this year.  READ MORE

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Boks make rapid ascent

The Springboks are still far from the finished article, but DAN RETIEF says they’ve reached a new base camp in the long climb back to rugby’s peak. READ MORE

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World Rugby made game dangerous

After another round of inconsistent sanctions against dangerous play, DAN RETIEF blames rugby’s high court judges for issuing edicts which are at odds with the Laws of The Game. READ MORE

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Rewind the Boks

Scratch the obsession with trying to emulate the All Blacks’ tempo, DAN RETIEF wants the Boks to revive in-your-face rugby, if they’ve got the guts for it.  READ MORE

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Boks must walk the walk

Instead of directing all questions to Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus, DAN RETIEF says it’s time veteran players are also held accountable for beating the All Blacks.  READ MORE

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Malcolm Marx: hero or outlaw?

DAN RETIEF applauds Malcolm Marx for emerging as Super Rugby’s turnover king, but rues how the game has come to reward those who abuse the laws. READ MORE

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Hey WP, where’s the money gone?

With stable sponsors and Super Rugby’s best ticket sales, why would Western Province consider a rental agreement to move their headquarters to Cape Town Stadium, asks DAN RETIEF. READ MORE

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SA’s junior talent drying up?

The low percentage of SA Schools players and Junior Boks that reach the Springboks is one among other issues that have DAN RETIEF worried about SA’s talent fountain. READ MORE

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The greatest Bok comeback

An awful start turned into an awesome victory as the Springboks produced an epic comeback at Ellis Park, DAN RETIEF relives the moment a bleak sunset gave way to a new dawn. READ MORE

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Say no to Supersport

Ardent fans have swapped stadium attendance for watching the world-class broadcast from the comfort of their homes, DAN RETIEF says it’s time to cut the feed. READ MORE

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