Damian Willemse

2018 ends with questions, not answers

The November tour was supposed to confirm SA’s readiness for Japan 2019, but the Boks came home with a suitcase full of red flags, writes ZELIM NEL.  READ MORE

Zelim Nel

Drop Pollard in Paris?

The AOR team debates whether to drop Handre Pollard from the team to face France this week in one of several tweaks to gauge the quality of the Boks’ depth. READ MORE

Big Debate

Boks needed Willemse on the ball

OOM RUGBY grabs a few screenshots from Twickenham to show how the Boks wasted their opportunities by having the wrong players at first receiver.  READ MORE

Oom Rugby

Handre solo at Twickers

Handre Pollard is set to stand alone in a shootout against veteran England halfbacks Ben Youngs and Owen Farrell at Twickenham, writes VLOK CILLIERS. READ MORE

Vlok Cilliers

WP good, or Currie Cup bad?

Western Province have skittled all comers this season, BRENDEN NEL applauds the defending champions but questions the quality of the Currie Cup. READ MORE

Brenden Nel

What is Rassie doing?

Rassie Erasmus knows exactly what he’s doing with his flip-flopping selections. Or does he? SIMNIKIWE XABANISA isn’t sure he knows the answer to that question. READ MORE

Simnikiwe Xabanisa

Three quick fixes for Boks

The Rassie Erasmus era has stalled after a promising launch, the AOR team debates three changes to jumpstart the Boks when the Rugby Championship resumes in Brisbane. READ MORE

Big Debate

Wrinkles for Rassie to iron out

FRESH TAKE: The 2018 Rugby Championship has arrived, DAWIE BOONZAAIER looks at five areas that Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will be keeping a close eye on. READ MORE

Dawie Boonzaaier

Rugby blind to what fans want

Shallow marketing campaigns do little to make players relatable to fans, GAVIN RICH says this explains the growing apathy towards rugby. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

Bosch is nowhere

For the first time in his rugby life, Curwin Bosch is out of favour, MIKE GREENAWAY details why one of South Africa’s most talented players isn’t in the Springbok squad. READ MORE

Mike Greenaway

Elton playing for Bok survival

A bumbling Elton Jantjies was jeered at Newlands, MIKE GREENAWAY says the Lions pivot will view this week’s flyhalf duel with Rob du Preez as a chance to save his Test career. READ MORE

Mike Greenaway

Willemse can’t win on his own

Damian Willemse is the Baby Boks’ star player, but EUGENE ELOFF says it’s going to take a full team effort to lift the World Rugby U20 championship trophy. READ MORE

Eugene Eloff