Owen Farrell

England mimic Bok thumpers

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER says England copied a Springbok recipe to begin the Six Nations with a win against the defending champs. READ MORE

Dawie Boonzaaier

Down with ref-talk!

FRESH TAKE: BRENDON SHIELDS comes out swinging at one-eyed rugby pundits, parents and supporters who spend their weekends heaping abuse on the man in the middle. READ MORE

Brendon Shields

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

Winning beats whining

The Boks have reason to feel hard done by, but STEPHEN NELL’s experience tells him that crushing the next scoreboard is far more rewarding than having a long face.  READ MORE

Stephen Nell

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

Wily Jones has his tail up

The nerves are starting to jangle as AMI KAPILEVICH contemplates three factors that England coach Eddie Jones will use to try and outfox the Springboks in the second Test. READ MORE

Ami Kapilevich

Lions selections a stroke of genius – Gold

LIONSWATCH: GARY GOLD is thrilled with the recovery of the British & Irish Lions, and he’s lauded Warren Gatland for making tough calls in picking a team to challenge the All Blacks in the first Test.  READ MORE

Gary Gold