Articles by Devin Hermanus

Blitzboks deserve better

DEVIN HERMANUS was bitterly disappointed with the exodus of Blitzboks fans from Cape Town Stadium after South Africa were consigned to the Bronze final by New Zealand. READ MORE

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Hey Boks, give Sevens a go!

FRESH TAKE: Several Blitzboks appear to have benefited from a detour to the 15-man game in 2016, DEVIN HERMANUS wonders why there hasn’t been more traffic in the opposite direction. READ MORE

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Boks must recall villified Willie

The Springboks are tying their laces for a march on Europe and DEVIN HERMANUS would like to see out-of-favour fullback Willie le Roux given a shot at redemption. READ MORE

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All Blacks were ripe for the picking

The positive feedback following South Africa’s brave 25-24 reverse at Newlands on Saturday masks the fact that the Springboks missed a rare opportunity to scalp the All Blacks. READ MORE

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Big challenge for Bok centres

Springbok centres Jan Serfontein and Jesse Kriel will have their hands full closing down Sonny Bill Williams and Ryan Crotty at Newlands on Saturday. READ MORE

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Hansen to ‘grow’ All Blacks at Newlands

For All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, Saturday’s showdown against the Springboks doubles as depth-building expedition that will be led by the likes of veteran ‘finisher’ Wyatt Crockett. READ MORE

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Can Du Toit defend at No 7?

In his third opportunity to wear the Springbok No 7 jersey, Pieter-Steph du Toit will have to prove he can contain All Blacks dynamo Aaron Smith around the fringes. READ MORE

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Coles to bend Bok defence

Dane Coles’ mobility and skill has redefined the role of a modern front-ranker, and the free-roaming All Blacks hooker will be aiming to attack mismatched Springbok backs this week. READ MORE

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Whitelock takes aim at Bok lineout

All Blacks second row Sam Whitelock has been soaking up the rays at Camps Bay this week, but that’s just the cover for his real mission this week – decoding the Springbok lineout. READ MORE

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Rassie will plan for success

FRESH TAKE: Using his exit plans from Munster as a benchmark, Rassie Erasmus’ return as director of SA Rugby will usher in a progressive custodianship of the Boks, writes DEVIN HERMANUS. READ MORE

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Carr needs to refuel in PRO14

FRESH TAKE: Springbok discard Nizaam Carr is unlikely to rediscover his 2014 form playing Currie Cup rugby, DEVIN HERMANUS prescribes a stint up north. READ MORE

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Mitchell to restore Loftus faithful

FRESH TAKE: The USA Eagles took flight under John Mitchell and DEVIN HERMANUS believes the former All Blacks coach is the right man to give the Bulls horns again.  READ MORE

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