Articles by Devin Hermanus

Where’s the James in small wings?

James Small is not remembered as an undersized, attack-only back, DEVIN HERMANUS wonders why the same can’t be said of SA’s current tramline cruiserweights. READ MORE

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Rassie, beware battered Boks

FRESH TAKE: As the list of injured Springboks grows, DEVIN HERMANUS issues a timely reminder about the perils of picking crocked players. READ MORE

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Leyds on Bok charge

FRESH TAKE: Dillyn Leyds has left compatriots in his dust this season, DEVIN HERMANUS writes the versatile Stormers flyer back into the Bok squad. READ MORE

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Stormers need Dobbo’s gusto

FRESH TAKE: Replacing coach Robbie Fleck with John Dobson would give the Stormers a tailwind and reduce the number of players looking to jump overboard, writes DEVIN HERMANUS. READ MORE

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Saffas fill up on Bok dreams

FRESH TAKE: DEVIN HERMANUS sets the scene as Springbok fans take a break from harsh economic realities to relish the thrilling prospect of successive wins against the All Blacks. READ MORE

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Load Kolbe and pull the trigger!

FRESH TAKE: Cheslin Kolbe’s call-up is a victory for “the little guy”, but DEVIN HERMANUS says the Boks’ new pocket rocket must be aimed with more accuracy than his predecessors. READ MORE

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Hey Rassie, remember Ruan?

With Sbu Nkosi out with an ankle injury, DEVIN HERMANUS reckons Lions wing has done more than enough to warrant another look in for the Boks. READ MORE

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SA exodus is a positive

DEVIN HERMANUS says the glass is half-full – South Africa’s overseas-based troops are gathering valuable intelligence on the Boks’ European rivals. READ MORE

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Rassie, back the back-ups

FRESH TAKE: A second-string Blitzboks side shot the lights out in Hong Kong and DEVIN HERMANUS says Rassie Erasmus must pull the same trigger on his Springbok selections. READ MORE

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Is rugby ready to run dry?

FRESH TAKE: Professional rugby in South Africa must heed the Cape Town drought as a wake-up call to the potential for a waterless future, writes DEVIN HERMANUS. READ MORE

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Have Stormers backed the wrong horse?

FRESH TAKE: DEVIN HERMANUS wonders why the Stormers chose to bolster the backline with JJ Engelbrecht instead of Blitzboks star Ruhan Nel, who won three major trophies in 2017.  READ MORE

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Don’t cook Senatla’s goose

Seabelo Senatla has golden plans to rule World Rugby Sevens and summit Mount Fuji with the Springboks in 2019, DEVIN HERMANUS says the speedster is at risk of being overcooked.  READ MORE

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