Siya Kolisi

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

Boks, don’t blow this lead – Jake

Siya Kolisi rallied the team and Rassie Erasmus nailed the tactics as the Boks took an inspirational first step into a new era, now JAKE WHITE urges all stakeholders to make it count. READ MORE

Jake White

The greatest Bok comeback

An awful start turned into an awesome victory as the Springboks produced an epic comeback at Ellis Park, DAN RETIEF relives the moment a bleak sunset gave way to a new dawn. READ MORE

Dan Retief

Can Rassie beat Twitter?

Getting the rugby right won’t be a problem for Rassie Erasmus, but GAVIN RICH is less assured about the Springbok coach coping with the political minefield that awaits. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

To Siya, or not to Siya?

As South Africa celebrates the milestone appointment of Siya Kolisi as the Springbok captain, the AOR team debates whether it was the right move.   READ MORE

Big Debate