Siya Kolisi

2018 ends with questions, not answers

The November tour was supposed to confirm SA’s readiness for Japan 2019, but the Boks came home with a suitcase full of red flags, writes ZELIM NEL.  READ MORE

Zelim Nel

All Blacks exploited tiny margins

OOM RUGBY shows how a little mistake triggered a chain of events that saw the Springboks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. READ MORE

Oom Rugby

Boks make rapid ascent

The Springboks are still far from the finished article, but DAN RETIEF says they’ve reached a new base camp in the long climb back to rugby’s peak. READ MORE

Dan Retief

What is Rassie doing?

Rassie Erasmus knows exactly what he’s doing with his flip-flopping selections. Or does he? SIMNIKIWE XABANISA isn’t sure he knows the answer to that question. READ MORE

Simnikiwe Xabanisa

Freelance Boks are toast

FRESH TAKE: The NZ system grooms career All Blacks, DARYN KATZ compares that Test pathway to the frenetic job description of SA’s legion of freelancers. READ MORE

Daryn Katz

Boks must walk the walk

Instead of directing all questions to Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus, DAN RETIEF says it’s time veteran players are also held accountable for beating the All Blacks.  READ MORE

Dan Retief

Bok tanks rumble in close combat

South Africa veered from the modern style of attack against England, OOM RUGBY shows how the Boks may use their big guns during the Rugby Championship. READ MORE

Oom Rugby

No playoffs good for Boks?

There’s a good chance that a South African team won’t feature in the Super Rugby semi-finals, GAVIN RICH highlights the potential silver lining for the Springboks. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

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

Rassie’s revolution light on leaders

The Boks won the 2007 World Cup with a squad of grizzled veterans, SIMNIKIWE XABANISA says the first two Tests of the Rassie Erasmus era exposed a thin leadership group. READ MORE

Simnikiwe Xabanisa

Who to replace Duane?

With veteran Duane Vermeulen set to miss the Rugby Championship, the AOR team debates who should claim the Springbok No 8 jersey. READ MORE

Big Debate

Coetzee to balance Bok back row

FRESH TAKE: If the Boks want to get the best out of Siya Kolisi and Duane Vermeulen, Marcell Coetzee must be recalled as soon as he’s fighting fit, writes DARYN KATZ. READ MORE

Daryn Katz