Duane Vermeulen

Bulls kickbait hooked Stormers

STAT ATTACK: The Bulls used a timeless recipe to kick on their own terms, lure the Stormers into long-range runs, and then counter from the inevitable errors. READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

Duane versus Stormers

The sideshow of a superhero-themed, pre-season double-header is all just fluff, writes ZELIM NEL who can’t wait to see a vengeful Duane Vermeulen in his first outing against the Stormers. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

We’ll play to win – Zondagh

The Bulls have spent recent seasons trying to shake their reputation for playing smashmouth rugby, but Alan Zondagh says the focus will be on results in 2019, not style points. READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

Rassie to coach Bulls – Jake

As Bulls head coach, Rassie Erasmus would get the most out of Victor Matfield and a host of Boks who may therefore opt to stay after RWC 2019, writes JAKE WHITE. READ MORE

Jake White

No Bok spot for Vermaak

Trevor Nyakane and Thomas du Toit will switch back to loosehead prop for the Bok tour to Europe, leaving no space for WP’s Alistair Vermaak, the form Currie Cup prop. READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

Notshe, Kolbe look into eye of storm

Sikhumbuzo Notshe and Cheslin Kolbe don’t fit the traditional mould, STEPHEN NELL says the talented Bok rookies must prove they’re tough enough for Test rugby. READ MORE

Stephen Nell

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

Has rugby gone soft?

Sanctions for dangerous play are getting more headlines than ever before, the AOR team debates whether rugby is losing its edge. READ MORE

Big Debate

Freelance Boks are toast

FRESH TAKE: The NZ system grooms career All Blacks, DARYN KATZ compares that Test pathway to the frenetic job description of SA’s legion of freelancers. READ MORE

Daryn Katz

Rassie’s 2019 optimism is for show

The economic and political challenges facing the Boks can’t be solved before the next World Cup, but STEPHEN NELL believes Rassie Erasmus will use the experience to plan for 2023. READ MORE

Stephen Nell

Rassie coasting to RWC – Jake

JAKE WHITE says it tells a story that, while other national coaches are on the hot seat, Rassie Erasmus has coolly released Duane Vermeulen for the Rugby Championship.  READ MORE

Jake White

Do the Bulls have the balls for Mitchell?

So the quick fix has not worked. And given coach John Mitchell’s demand for more marque players, STEPHEN NELL wonders if the powers that be have the stomach for more. READ MORE

Stephen Nell