Kwagga Smith

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

Rugby riddled with amateur thinking

ZELIM NEL quotes Ollie le Roux, Kwagga Smith and an Irish hack to show how rugby continues to wrestle with the bottom line in professional sport. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

Resurgent All Blacks deny Baa-Baas

The All Blacks struck back in the third quarter to overhaul the Barbarians 31-22 in a thrilling match at Twickenham on Saturday. READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

Baa-Baas go Saffa central

Currie Cup-winning WP flyhalf Robert du Preez is the latest in a string of South Africans named in the Barbarians squad to face New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday. READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer