Handre Pollard

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

Wise Welsh block Bok lineout

Warren Gatland directed Wales to keep the lid on their opponent’s key attacking asset by limiting the Springboks to just five lineouts in Cardiff, writes TANK LANNING, who takes a gander at the match stats. READ MORE

Tank Lanning

Give Willie more ammo!

VLOK CILLIERS believes the Boks can complete their journey back to world-beater status if they make more use of Willie le Roux in the kicking game. READ MORE

Vlok Cilliers

Boks caught with pants down

OOM RUGBY sounds a warning against soft moments by showing how a lapse in concentration saw the Boks surrender an early lead against Scotland. READ MORE

Oom Rugby

Streetwise Boks edge “brave” Scots

The “brave” Scots bossed the attack stats with their ball-in-hand approach, but TANK LANNING says the streetwise Boks controlled the stats that count. READ MORE

Tank Lanning

Bok glass is half full

The Boks were one layer of Dubbin away from losing in Paris, but the match stats will have Rassie Erasmus sipping from a beer glass half full, writes TANK LANNING. READ MORE

Tank Lanning

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

Bulls chase Theron

FRESH TAKE: As Junior Boks coach, Dawie Theron notched up multiple wins against NZ and coached a raft of current Bulls players, DARYN KATZ wants him installed at Loftus. READ MORE

Daryn Katz

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

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