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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

Cheika ready for a street fight

Australia are seventh on the world rankings and Michael Cheika’s job is on the line, BRENDEN NEL expects the Wallabies to come out swinging for their embattled coach. READ MORE

Brenden Nel

Big bad Boks blew the house down

Staying out of the All Blacks breakdown armed the Boks with extra tacklers to demolish the “pigs” passing tactic, as illustrated by OOM RUGBY. READ MORE

Oom Rugby

Currie Cup weakens Boks

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER’s worst fears are realised in a comparison of the current quality of Currie Cup defence to the standard delivered when the Boks were world champions. READ MORE

Dawie Boonzaaier

Boks waking from nightmare

With one year remaining before the Boks begin RWC 2019 in Japan, the world must be concerned that Rassie Erasmus is waking SA from a terrible nightmare, writes CRAIG RAY. READ MORE

Craig Ray

Nothing wrong with Bok rugby – Jake

Test matches between top teams are won without the ball and South Africans love to tackle, JAKE WHITE says it’s time to stop being shy about playing to our strengths. READ MORE

Jake White