Springboks

History offers hope, not optimism

While fervent Bok supporters are stocking up to celebrate an epic win in Wellington, ZELIM NEL says the record books predict a gutsy performance, but one that ends in defeat. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

Boks to camp out in New Zealand

Instead of returning to South Africa after the All Blacks Test this weekend, the 36 man Bok touring squad will hold a camp in New Zealand before heading to Argentina to face the Pumas.  READ MORE

Tank Lanning

Where’s the James in small wings?

James Small is not remembered as an undersized, attack-only back, DEVIN HERMANUS wonders why the same can’t be said of SA’s current tramline cruiserweights. READ MORE

Devin Hermanus

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

Mini Currie Cup: good or bad?

The Currie Cup was shortened to a single round competition last year and, on the eve of the 2019 edition, the AOR team debates whether the change has been a good one. READ MORE

Big Debate

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