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JP to reinforce Bok backline?

A callow Springbok backline has been shredded by England and that’s got STEPHEN NELL wondering whether it’s time to recall a heavyweight veteran, such as JP Pietersen. READ MORE

Stephen Nell

Rassie primes SA for moment of truth

While Bok fans have been dazzled by wins against England, coach Rassie Erasmus is quietly preparing supporters for a possible meltdown in New Zealand, writes BRENDEN NEL. READ MORE

Brenden Nel

England series won, what now?

With the series against England in the bag, the AOR team debate which selections Bok coach Rassie Erasmus should experiment with at Newlands on Saturday. READ MORE

Big Debate

Duane deserves Japan payday

The Boks will miss Duane Vermeulen during the Rugby Championship, but CRAIG RAY has no problem with the adamantine No 8 pausing his Test career for a lucrative stint in Japan. READ MORE

Craig Ray

Rassie restores order, Eddie in chaos

GAVIN RICH rejoices in Rassie Erasmus bringing calm to Springbok fans while England coach Eddie Jones sweats the pressure of a potential 3-0 whitewash. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

Coetzee to balance Bok back row

FRESH TAKE: If the Boks want to get the best out of Siya Kolisi and Duane Vermeulen, Marcell Coetzee must be recalled as soon as he’s fighting fit, writes DARYN KATZ. READ MORE

Daryn Katz

No comeback for no-rugby Roux

Chean Roux says the Junior Boks were schooled by England, SIMNIKIWE XABANISA believes it’s the SA U20 coach who didn’t learn from the same lesson in 2017. READ MORE

Simnikiwe Xabanisa

Wily Jones has his tail up

The nerves are starting to jangle as AMI KAPILEVICH contemplates three factors that England coach Eddie Jones will use to try and outfox the Springboks in the second Test. READ MORE

Ami Kapilevich

Brits recall a smart move?

The AOR team debate the merits of retired hooker Schalk Brits parachuting into Bloemfontein as the Springboks aim to clinch a three-Test series against England. READ MORE

Big Debate

Boks, don’t blow this lead – Jake

Siya Kolisi rallied the team and Rassie Erasmus nailed the tactics as the Boks took an inspirational first step into a new era, now JAKE WHITE urges all stakeholders to make it count. READ MORE

Jake White

The greatest Bok comeback

An awful start turned into an awesome victory as the Springboks produced an epic comeback at Ellis Park, DAN RETIEF relives the moment a bleak sunset gave way to a new dawn. READ MORE

Dan Retief

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

Dawie Boonzaaier