Rugby Championship

Has North overtaken South?

FRESH TAKE: Rugby in the Northern Hemisphere is like a world heavyweight title fight while the game down south has the gravitas of a WWE bout, according to BRENDON SHIELDS. READ MORE

Brendon Shields

Saffas fill up on Bok dreams

FRESH TAKE: DEVIN HERMANUS sets the scene as Springbok fans take a break from harsh economic realities to relish the thrilling prospect of successive wins against the All Blacks. READ MORE

Devin Hermanus

Bok tweaks to beat All Blacks

We’re a few sleeps away from the biggest Test of the year, and the AOR pundits each name the Bok side they think can clinch back-to-back wins against the All Blacks for the first time since 2009. READ MORE

Big Debate

SA rolls away from Kitshoff model

Test-calibre scrum juggernauts such as Steven Kitshoff won’t keep coming off the production line if SA Rugby persists with rolling substitutions in the Currie Cup, writes SIMNIKIWE XABANISA READ MORE

Simnikiwe Xabanisa

Currie Cup weakens Boks

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER’s worst fears are realised in a comparison of the current quality of Currie Cup defence to the standard delivered when the Boks were world champions. READ MORE

Dawie Boonzaaier

Nothing wrong with Bok rugby – Jake

Test matches between top teams are won without the ball and South Africans love to tackle, JAKE WHITE says it’s time to stop being shy about playing to our strengths. READ MORE

Jake White

Black day beckons for Boks

The All Blacks are especially lethal after a halftime puff, and that doesn’t bode well for a physically and mentally susceptible Springbok side, writes JON CARDINELLI. READ MORE

Jon Cardinelli

Play time over, win at all costs

MIKE GREENAWAY wants Rassie Erasmus to stop coaching like he’s chasing butterflies and focus on the single-minded objective he had as a Springbok player – winning. READ MORE

Mike Greenaway

Three quick fixes for Boks

The Rassie Erasmus era has stalled after a promising launch, the AOR team debates three changes to jumpstart the Boks when the Rugby Championship resumes in Brisbane. READ MORE

Big Debate

Pumas gave Boks the chop!

OOM RUGBY shows how Argentina cut down Springbok ball-carriers in Mendoza with pairs of defenders taking a high-low approach to the tackle situation.  READ MORE

Oom Rugby

Bok fans, buckle up!

Mendoza exposed flaws that the Boks have been hiding all season, BRENDEN NEL warns supporters to prepare for a nightmare tour of Australasia. READ MORE

Brenden Nel

World Rugby ignores Sanzaar cracks

CRAIG RAY can’t relate to World Rugby’s marketing expedition to India when nothing is being done to fix the issues plaguing the traditional powerhouses. READ MORE

Craig Ray