Handre Pollard

Beast versus Captain Pretoria

The Sharks will lean heavily on the scrum to save them from slipping into a five-year slump against the Bulls when the teams clash at Kings Park on Saturday, writes ZELIM NEL. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

General Pollard in complete control

Bulls general Handre Pollard powered a grass-finding kick strategy that saw the under-pressure Sharks coughing up ball like an asthmatic in the Matjiesfontein flowers. READ MORE

All Out Rugby

Specmagic is a team effort

OOM RUGBY showcases the roaming role that the Bulls have created in their attack for Rosko Specman to ‘hang around like a hungry Jack Russell at a braai’. READ MORE

Oom Rugby

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