Siya Kolisi

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

Bok captaincy: don’t sweat it

CRAIG RAY tempers the raging interest in who will be chosen to lead the Springboks by pointing out that the coach is the kingpin, not the captain. READ MORE

Craig Ray

Bok captaincy is a big deal

The obsession with the identity of the Springbok captain makes picking a leader one of the coach’s most complex assignments, writes SIMNIKIWE XABANISA  READ MORE

Simnikiwe Xabanisa

Dirty hands a must for Bok 6

Hybrid openside flankers are all the rage because, as SIMNIKIWE XABANISA explains, teams don’t see the need for a specialist fetcher until they’re unable to dominate the collisions. READ MORE

Simnikiwe Xabanisa

Boks must bully England – Solly

Scotland’s raw physicality is what won the Calcutta Cup. ALAN SOLOMONS says the Boks can stop England in June – if they also win the collisions. READ MORE

Alan Solomons