OOM RUGBY unpacks the ingredients in the Springbok defensive system and explains that, like baking a cake, you have to wait until it’s finished to give it the taste test. READ MORE
We’ll play to win – Zondagh
The Bulls have spent recent seasons trying to shake their reputation for playing smashmouth rugby, but Alan Zondagh says the focus will be on results in 2019, not style points. READ MORE
Why did Matfield get cold feet?
Victor Matfield knew the risks of coaching rugby in South Africa long before applying for the Bulls job, so what made him change his mind? READ MORE
Top 14 plans to hurt Boks?
French rugby’s plans for the Top 14 to checkmate Europe could take more pieces off the board for South Africa. READ MORE
Warren Gatland directed Wales to keep the lid on their opponent’s key attacking asset by limiting the Springboks to just five lineouts in Cardiff, writes TANK LANNING, who takes a gander at the match stats. READ MORE
Having made the call to kick less, the Boks made more carries than Wales, and as such more metres with ball in hand, but a failure to execute saw the visitors go down by 9 in Cardiff. READ MORE
FRESH TAKE: RG Snyman has done a good job filling in for Eben Etzebeth, so good that LUDUMO NKABI thinks the Bok No4 jersey is up for grabs. READ MORE
While pundits proclaim the merits of running rugby, BRENDEN NEL declares it a solemn truth that defence is what separates the winners from the losers. READ MORE
VLOK CILLIERS believes the Boks can complete their journey back to world-beater status if they make more use of Willie le Roux in the kicking game. READ MORE