Rassie Erasmus

Ellis Park record: boon or bane?

History serves as both a help and a hindrance to the Springboks as they open the Rugby Championship against the Wallabies at Ellis Park. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

Operation Cake Tin: clever or crazy?

The AOR team debates the merits of Rassie Erasmus’ plan to send over a group of first-choice Boks to dig in early for next week’s showdown against the All Blacks in Wellington. READ MORE

Big Debate

It’s the final countdown!

The Rugby Championship is SANZAAR’s final dress rehearsal for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and it begins on Saturday when the Springboks host the Wallabies at Ellis Park. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

Rassie gambling on Wellington double?

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER considers the opportunity cost of going all out to beat the All Blacks this month when several players in the Bok squad still need to be evaluated before the World Cup. READ MORE

Dawie Boonzaaier

Who to start in Rugby Championship?

The AOR team debates which position in the Bok squad needs the most attention during the Rugby Championship to confirm SA’s best matchday 23 for the World Cup. READ MORE

Big Debate

Can Boks be perfect?

It takes a clean sheet to win a Rugby World Cup, DAN RETIEF isn’t sure the Springboks can be spotless for nine weeks. READ MORE

Dan Retief

Rassie, beware battered Boks

FRESH TAKE: As the list of injured Springboks grows, DEVIN HERMANUS issues a timely reminder about the perils of picking crocked players. READ MORE

Devin Hermanus

Rassie, bring Ackers home!

Johan Ackermann’s track record has convinced STEPHEN NELL that the Gloucester coach is the best man to succeed Rassie Erasmus in 2020. READ MORE

Stephen Nell

Why is Pollard in NZ?

The AOR team debates the logic of hauling Handre Pollard back to NZ to face the Highlanders when the World Cup is just round the corner.  READ MORE

Big Debate

Who to wrap in cotton wool?

BIG DEBATE: With long-term injuries jeopardising 2019 Rugby World Cup dreams, the AOR team debates which Springbok is so indispensable that he should immediately be pulled from Super Rugby duty. READ MORE

Big Debate

Jantjies has earned Bok shot

FRESH TAKE: Rassie Erasmus must stay true to his word and reward Herschel Jantjies with a Bok call-up, writes ANGUS OPPERMAN. READ MORE

Angus Opperman