Kwagga Smith

Size doesn’t matter to Rassie

FRESH TAKE: Cheslin Kolbe has become a mainstay of the Bok backline, proving that there’s no such thing as ‘too small’, writes ANGUS OPPERMAN. READ MORE

Angus Opperman

Mapimpi’s RWC dream in jeopardy?

FRESH TAKE: Makazole Mapimpi’s potential place in SA’s RWC squad may be under the microscope, but it’s got nothing to do with his blunder in Wellington, writes KEBA MOTHOAGAE. READ MORE

Keba Mothoagae

Bok squad hotting up

FRESH TAKE: Where once there was a drought of options, KEBA MOTHOAGAE shows how the Bok squad is suddenly brimming with heated competition for places. READ MORE

Keba Mothoagae

Lions good, Chiefs better?

Both the Lions and Chiefs scored six tries in breath-taking wins on the weekend, but it was the Chiefs who did so from 20 fewer carries, and more than 300m less with ball in hand. READ MORE

Tank Lanning

Blitzboks gamble on Super success

FRESH TAKE: Though code-hopping Blitzboks will boost SA’s Super Rugby cause, KEBA MOTHOAGAE wonders whether they’ll make it stick. READ MORE

Keba Mothoagae

Kwagga to dominate CHOC stats?

With R100 being donated to the Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC) for every tackle made in 2019, all eyes will be on 2018 tackle toppers, Kwagga Smith and his Lions team mates. READ MORE

All Out Rugby

Safe rugby is boring rugby

GAVIN RICH warns World Rugby that the professional game is getting safer at the same rate that it’s losing appeal as a contact sport. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

Sevens stars must bin Bok dreams

FRESH TAKE: Seabelo Senatla, Kwagga Smith and Tim Agaba are in hot pursuit of a Springbok jersey, DAWIE BOONZAAIER worries that a handful of Test caps may cost them each a glittering Sevens career.  READ MORE

Dawie Boonzaaier

Nano error, Nanai intercept

OOM RUGBY grabs a few screenshots to highlight one of several little errors that led to a Melani Nanai interception, and a rare Lions defeat, at Ellis Park last week. READ MORE

Oom Rugby

Behind the Baa-Baas curtain

Kwagga Smith was one of nine South Africans called up to represent the Barbarians in last year’s showdown against the All Blacks at Twickenham – here’s a behind-the-scenes look at one of rugby’s greatest traditions. READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

Branco boost for banged-up Blitzboks

Branco du Preez has parachuted into New Zealand to reinforce a depleted Blitzboks squad counting the cost of their confrontational style. READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

Blitzies are not Boks

The Blitzboks’ success has installed them as flagbearers for South African rugby, ZELIM NEL says the requirements for winning in Sevens are not the same as Test rugby. READ MORE

Zelim Nel