2019 Rugby World Cup

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

Keba Mothoagae

History offers hope, not optimism

While fervent Bok supporters are stocking up to celebrate an epic win in Wellington, ZELIM NEL says the record books predict a gutsy performance, but one that ends in defeat. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

Operation Cake Tin: clever or crazy?

The AOR team debates the merits of Rassie Erasmus’ plan to send over a group of first-choice Boks to dig in early for next week’s showdown against the All Blacks in Wellington. READ MORE

Big Debate

It’s the final countdown!

The Rugby Championship is SANZAAR’s final dress rehearsal for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and it begins on Saturday when the Springboks host the Wallabies at Ellis Park. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

Rassie gambling on Wellington double?

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER considers the opportunity cost of going all out to beat the All Blacks this month when several players in the Bok squad still need to be evaluated before the World Cup. READ MORE

Dawie Boonzaaier

Glory beckons underdog Jags

The Crusaders have built a Super Rugby dynasty, but the Jaguares will sprint into the final with nothing to lose. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

Who to start in Rugby Championship?

The AOR team debates which position in the Bok squad needs the most attention during the Rugby Championship to confirm SA’s best matchday 23 for the World Cup. READ MORE

Big Debate

Can Boks be perfect?

It takes a clean sheet to win a Rugby World Cup, DAN RETIEF isn’t sure the Springboks can be spotless for nine weeks. READ MORE

Dan Retief

Go with Steyn!

FRESH TAKE: Frans Steyn is heavy artillery and it takes a cannon to win the Rugby World Cup, writes DARYN KATZ READ MORE

Daryn Katz