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Mitchell gives England a rush

OOM RUGBY shows how former Bulls coach John Mitchell armed England’s defence with the tools to dictate terms against Ireland in Dublin.  READ MORE

Oom Rugby

Give SA players a tax break – Brits

Schalk Brits wants tax breaks for professional rugby players to be part of a solution to slow the exodus to more lucrative opportunities in the Northern Hemisphere.  READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

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

Mitch behind Bulls’ last stand

GAVIN RICH recognised John Mitchell’s handiwork in the rush defence and attacking tempo that carried the Bulls to within a whisker of an epic upset in the Newlands semi-final. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

SA can’t keep foreign coaches

John Mitchell is expected to follow Eddie Jones to England, GAVIN RICH says SA’s bush-league administration is part of the reason foreign coaches wave goodbye. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

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

Lions stumbled on secret to success

The Lions downsized and rose from the ashes of Super Rugby relegation, BRENDEN NEL says they inadvertently discovered the formula for reviving South African rugby. READ MORE

Brenden Nel

SA teams precious about possession

CRAIG RAY celebrates the trend of SA Super Rugby teams treating the ball as if it’s made of a precious metal extracted from the bowels of Mordor. READ MORE

Craig Ray

SA must conjure SBW magic

Sonny Bill Williams’ switch to rugby union featured magical offloads, DAN RETIEF wonders when SA teams will make poor passing and catching disappear so they can also saw defences in half. READ MORE

Dan Retief

Give new coaches a chance

Supporters have reason to be worried about the Lions and Bulls’ current form, but BRENDEN NEL says it’s way too soon to lynch Swys de Bruin or John Mitchell. READ MORE

Brenden Nel

Mitch or Ackers to replace Rassie?

MIKE GREENAWAY tips John Mitchell or Johan Ackermann to take over as Springbok coach in 2020 when Rassie Erasmus hands over the whistle.  READ MORE

Mike Greenaway

With Mitch, rugby is the only currency

The Vodacom Bulls only started two black players against the Hurricanes, but SIMNIKIWE XABANISA believes that coach John Mitchell’s pursuit of excellence is a guarantee that the players who should play, will play. READ MORE

Simnikiwe Xabanisa