Articles by Keba Mothoagae

Mapimpi’s RWC dream in jeopardy?

FRESH TAKE: Makazole Mapimpi’s potential place in SA’s RWC squad may be under the microscope, but it’s got nothing to do with his blunder in Wellington, writes KEBA MOTHOAGAE. READ MORE

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Bok squad hotting up

FRESH TAKE: Where once there was a drought of options, KEBA MOTHOAGAE shows how the Bok squad is suddenly brimming with heated competition for places. READ MORE

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Don’t Disneyfy rugby!

FRESH TAKE: The proposed 50-22 rule is another doomed, fun-park attempt to make rugby safer than running on a treadmill, writes KEBA MOTHOAGAE.  READ MORE

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Blitzboks gamble on Super success

FRESH TAKE: Though code-hopping Blitzboks will boost SA’s Super Rugby cause, KEBA MOTHOAGAE wonders whether they’ll make it stick. READ MORE

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These Boks were… fun!

FRESH TAKE: Even though mediocrity makes him queasy, KEBA MOTHOAGAE says the Boks made progress during a rollercoaster 2018 season that was a thrilling ride. READ MORE

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Rassie sweeps radar for talent

FRESH TAKE: Bok call-ups for Ruhan Nel and Vincent Koch show that coach Rassie Erasmus is searching near and far for talent, writes KEBA MOTHOAGAE. READ MORE

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Boks winging it again!

FRESH TAKE: KEBA MOTHOAGAE says the selection of Sbu Nkosi, Aphiwe Dyantyi and Makazole Mapimpi has restored the Boks’ credibility in the wide channels. READ MORE

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Rugby can learn from soccer

FRESH TAKE: Video Assisted Refereeing was 99-percent accurate during the FIFA World Cup. Rugby’s system is so flawed the numbers are a secret, writes KEBA MOTHOAGAE. READ MORE

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Misfiring backs a Stormers trademark

FRESH TAKE: KEBA MOTHOAGAE rates the DHL Stormers pack as one of the best in recent history, but he’s had enough of a perennially-underwhelming backline. READ MORE

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Our rugby’s day of reckoning has come

FRESH TAKE: SA Rugby must respond to losing the 2023 Rugby World Cup by showing Allister Coetzee the door, and find a renewed vigour to self-correct before it’s too late, writes KEBA MOTHOAGAE. READ MORE

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Should Boks be chosen on Currie Cup form?

FRESH TAKE: While self-proclaimed Western Province fan KEBA MOTHOAGAE isn’t going to miss the chance to troll Sharks fans, he cautions against dishing out Test caps based on Currie Cup exploits. READ MORE

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