2019 Rugby World Cup

Has North overtaken South?

FRESH TAKE: Rugby in the Northern Hemisphere is like a world heavyweight title fight while the game down south has the gravitas of a WWE bout, according to BRENDON SHIELDS. READ MORE

Brendon Shields

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

Keba Mothoagae

Stop the merry-go-round!

FRESH TAKE: Rassie Erasmus has tried six different front rows, fielded four loose-forward combos, and four different centre pairings in 2018, JOSHUA BROWN says the Boks are getting dizzy. READ MORE

Joshua Brown

Boks need more chiefs – Jake

Three international coaches teamed up to guide the All Blacks to successive world championships, JAKE WHITE red-flags a Bok management team that only has one head coach. READ MORE

Jake White

Send Brits to the Bulls!

FRESH TAKE: Schalk Brits has been lured out of retirement for one last hurrah, SHAUN GOOSEN believes the hooker has enough left in the tank to fuel the Boks’ 2019 RWC drive.  READ MORE

Shaun Goosen

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

Marx out, what now?

Malcolm Marx’s mid-term hamstring injury has punctured the hull of the Springbok tight five. The AOR team debates who has the metal to patch the gaping hole for the June Test series against England. READ MORE

Big Debate

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

Devin Hermanus

Test rugby or Baby Boks for Willemse?

The AOR team debates whether Damian Willemse should spend Super Rugby’s June break helping Rassie Erasmus rebuild the Springboks, or the Junior Boks win a World Rugby U20 Championship. READ MORE

Big Debate

Mitch or Ackers to replace Rassie?

MIKE GREENAWAY tips John Mitchell or Johan Ackermann to take over as Springbok coach in 2020 when Rassie Erasmus hands over the whistle.  READ MORE

Mike Greenaway

Hey ref, just blow the laws!

With teams spending more time analysing the referee than the opposition, CRAIG RAY says rugby’s greatest challenge is finding a way to stop officials becoming the story.  READ MORE

Craig Ray

It’s Japan or bust for Div – Chavhanga

TONDERAI CHAVHANGA believes that Peter de Villiers can unite Zimbabwe Rugby, but his success will be determined by whether or not the Sables qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.  READ MORE

Tonderai Chavhanga