Articles by Dawie Boonzaaier

Rassie gambling on Wellington double?

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER considers the opportunity cost of going all out to beat the All Blacks this month when several players in the Bok squad still need to be evaluated before the World Cup. READ MORE

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Brown, always a Blitzbok

FRESH TAKE: Blitzboks legend Kyle Brown made his mark as a Sevens specialist and never looked back. More players should follow his lead, writes DAWIE BOONZAAIER. READ MORE

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Back big schools to find Boks

FRESH TAKE: Rather than fret about the power of the top schools, SA Rugby must invest in their programs, writes DAWIE BOONZAAIER. READ MORE

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What to make of Bosch, Willemse?

FRESH TAKE: For Damian Willemse and Curwin Bosch, there’s a fine line between playing multiple positions to gain valuable experience, and being lost to a career as a utility back, writes DAWIE BOONZAAIER. READ MORE

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England mimic Bok thumpers

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER says England copied a Springbok recipe to begin the Six Nations with a win against the defending champs. READ MORE

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Final shot at Bok tour

FRESH TAKE: The Currie Cup final doubles as a last chance for the likes of Akker van der Merwe and JD Schickerling to book a seat on the November tour to Europe, writes DAWIE BOONZAAIER. READ MORE

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Currie Cup weakens Boks

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER’s worst fears are realised in a comparison of the current quality of Currie Cup defence to the standard delivered when the Boks were world champions. READ MORE

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Wrinkles for Rassie to iron out

FRESH TAKE: The 2018 Rugby Championship has arrived, DAWIE BOONZAAIER looks at five areas that Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will be keeping a close eye on. READ MORE

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Will rugby ban jumping?

FRESH TAKE: Something’s got to give, DAWIE BOONZAAIER says the game can’t afford to have blockbuster matches decided by star players being sent off for contesting high-balls. READ MORE

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Can Duane still do it?

FRESH TAKE: Rassie Erasmus’ first-choice Boks will be measured by England, DAWIE BOONZAAIER names Duane Vermeulen as one of four players with big questions to answer. READ MORE

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Gelant to boogie at wing?

FRESH TAKE: Warrick Gelant is a deadly attacking force, but DAWIE BOONZAAIER isn’t convinced he’s got the refined boot required to line up at fullback for the Boks.  READ MORE

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Sevens stars must bin Bok dreams

FRESH TAKE: Seabelo Senatla, Kwagga Smith and Tim Agaba are in hot pursuit of a Springbok jersey, DAWIE BOONZAAIER worries that a handful of Test caps may cost them each a glittering Sevens career.  READ MORE

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