Articles by Dawie Boonzaaier

Test in USA is lose-lose

FRESH TAKE: Aside from SA Rugby banking a quick buck, DAWIE BOONZAAIER can’t see any rugby-related benefits from the June exhibition match against Wales in Washington DC.  READ MORE

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Power Play is pointless

FRESH TAKE: The Varsity Cup’s Power Play gets a mixed review from DAWIE BOONZAAIER who lauds innovation but questions the value of a ploy that has no application to professional rugby.  READ MORE

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Buckle up for 2018!

FRESH TAKE: It takes a brave man to predict what lies ahead for South African rugby supporters, fortunately dauntless DAWIE BOONZAAIER is one such bloke! READ MORE

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Do or die for franchise hopefuls

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER details what’s on the line for the eight South African unions vying for two spots in the 2018/19 Anglo-Welsh Cup. READ MORE

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Boks must make it count

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER sets the bar for a successful Springbok tour as a tricky opener against Ireland is followed by a less-daunting travel itinerary. READ MORE

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Venter made lemonade

FRESH TAKE: With SA lacking world-class players in certain positions, DAWIE BOONZAAIER recognises Brendan Venter’s handiwork in tailoring tactics for a team that isn’t physically peerless anymore. READ MORE

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30-Test rule is failing Boks

FRESH TAKE: The Springboks have been weakened by the 30-Test rule aimed at saving a Currie Cup competition that’s on its deathbed, DAWIE BOONZAAIER wants it gone! READ MORE

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Boks can do better than Rhule, Skosan

DAWIE BOONZAAIER doesn’t have to dig too deep to find reasons why South Africa’s incumbent wingers should rather be watching the Boks on TV this weekend. READ MORE

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Fielding Vermeulen

FRESH TAKE: An in-form Duane Vermeulen is a better No 8 than Warren Whiteley, but DAWIE BOONZAAIER wonders whether there’s a place for him in the Springbok back row. READ MORE

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Elton’s flying in the fast lane

FRESH TAKE: Elton Jantjies is coming off his most convincing performance for South Africa, DAWIE BOONZAAIER puts it down to the Lions flyhalf playing a game that suits his tyres.  READ MORE

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Boks need Blitz to fire

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER says the Springboks should take note that South Africa are the new World Rugby Sevens Series champions largely because they operate beyond the clutches of SARU’s Presidents Council. READ MORE

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