Lions

Swys weary of whinging Kiwis

Having happily exploited a tournament that favoured New Zealand for 20 years, the Kiwis are up in arms about Super Rugby’s current playoff format, BRENDEN NEL is over it. READ MORE

Brenden Nel

Malcolm Marx: hero or outlaw?

DAN RETIEF applauds Malcolm Marx for emerging as Super Rugby’s turnover king, but rues how the game has come to reward those who abuse the laws. READ MORE

Dan Retief

Boks must jump Super speed bump

MIKE GREENAWAY is holding thumbs that the declining state of SA’s Super Rugby road record doesn’t give the Boks a flat tyre in the Rugby Championship.  READ MORE

Mike Greenaway

Hey Rassie, remember Ruan?

With Sbu Nkosi out with an ankle injury, DEVIN HERMANUS reckons Lions wing has done more than enough to warrant another look in for the Boks. READ MORE

Devin Hermanus

Lions: All flash and no substance?

In all their years of dominating South African rugby, SIMNIKIWE XABANISA ponders just what, if anything, the flashy Lions have actually achieved. READ MORE

Simnikiwe Xabanisa

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

Time to push pause on TMOs

MIKE GREENAWAY would rather live with a referee making bad calls in a fast-flowing game than watch the contest grind to a halt so TMOs can agonise over a replay. READ MORE

Mike Greenaway

No prize for attacking rugby

If tries win matches, why hasn’t a South African team won a trophy during four years devoted to producing ‘an exciting brand’ of attacking rugby, asks ZELIM NEL. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

How Sharks torpedoed Lions

OOM RUGBY holds the magnifying glass over a cunning lineout ploy the Sharks used to maul the Lions in Durban. READ MORE

Oom Rugby

Bench Whiteley

FRESH TAKE: Warren Whiteley is back in Super Rugby, but JOSHUA BROWN says there’s no place for the inspirational Lions captain in the Springbok back row. READ MORE

Joshua Brown

Elton playing for Bok survival

A bumbling Elton Jantjies was jeered at Newlands, MIKE GREENAWAY says the Lions pivot will view this week’s flyhalf duel with Rob du Preez as a chance to save his Test career. READ MORE

Mike Greenaway

SA exodus is a positive

DEVIN HERMANUS says the glass is half-full – South Africa’s overseas-based troops are gathering valuable intelligence on the Boks’ European rivals. READ MORE

Devin Hermanus