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Safe rugby is boring rugby

GAVIN RICH warns World Rugby that the professional game is getting safer at the same rate that it’s losing appeal as a contact sport. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

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’s Boks ready for RWC – Jake

JAKE WHITE says results this year already confirm that Rassie Erasmus has successfully restored the Boks to a position where they will be contenders at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. READ MORE

Jake White

Win now, World Cup later

Forget about the 2019 Rugby World Cup, writes CRAIG RAY, the Boks must embark on a four-Test invasion of Europe with only one objective: winning. READ MORE

Craig Ray

All Blacks exploited tiny margins

OOM RUGBY shows how a little mistake triggered a chain of events that saw the Springboks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. READ MORE

Oom Rugby

Boks make rapid ascent

The Springboks are still far from the finished article, but DAN RETIEF says they’ve reached a new base camp in the long climb back to rugby’s peak. READ MORE

Dan Retief

Saffas fill up on Bok dreams

FRESH TAKE: DEVIN HERMANUS sets the scene as Springbok fans take a break from harsh economic realities to relish the thrilling prospect of successive wins against the All Blacks. READ MORE

Devin Hermanus

Tone down the Loftus hype

The clash against the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld is a huge game, but GAVIN RICH rubbishes the notion that the result will define the Boks’ Rugby World Cup prospects. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

Rivalry sparks to life

Shots fired by the Kiwis in the buildup to the Loftus rematch confirm that the Bok-versus-All Blacks rivalry is back in a big way, writes JON CARDINELLI. READ MORE

Jon Cardinelli

Bok tweaks to beat All Blacks

We’re a few sleeps away from the biggest Test of the year, and the AOR pundits each name the Bok side they think can clinch back-to-back wins against the All Blacks for the first time since 2009. READ MORE

Big Debate

Boks put world on red alert – Jake

JAKE WHITE celebrates the Springboks for beating the All Blacks and Wallabies in a manner that will be ringing alarm bells in the rest of the rugby world. READ MORE

Jake White

Warty win perfect for Boks

Nothing could have better prepared the Springboks for a crunch rematch with the All Blacks than an untidy victory against the Wallabies, writes MIKE GREENAWAY. READ MORE

Mike Greenaway