Springboks

Yanks hit the scrum machine

What do you get when eight 130kg fridges disguised as American footballers hit a rugby union scrum machine? A whole lot of dust and effort, but not a lot of movement!  READ MORE

Tank Lanning

Leyds on Bok charge

FRESH TAKE: Dillyn Leyds has left compatriots in his dust this season, DEVIN HERMANUS writes the versatile Stormers flyer back into the Bok squad. READ MORE

Devin Hermanus

Rassie’s big call on Whiteley

Move a world-class No 8 to the blindside, or omit SA’s most inspirational leader, this is the choice facing Bok coach Rassie Erasmus, writes STEPHEN NELL. READ MORE

Stephen Nell

RWC bar has been raised

Wales’ Six Nations celebrations confirmed that the 2019 Rugby World Cup race is wide open and the Springboks will have to respond accordingly, writes MIKE GREENAWAY. READ MORE

Mike Greenaway

Take Wandi, leave Jesse

FRESH TAKE: The Boks should take Super Rugby rookie Wandisile Simelane to the 2019 Rugby World Cup at the expense of 40-Test veteran Jesse Kriel, according to NICK LAW. READ MORE

Nick Law

Go with Hougi

FRESH TAKE: The Boks are on final approach to the Rugby World Cup without a veteran scrumhalf, DARYN KATZ says it’s time to send Francois Hougaard a Please Call Me. READ MORE

Daryn Katz

Toxic rugby drives Bok exodus

SA unions cannot match big-money offers made by overseas clubs, but BRENDEN NEL says it would be harder for top players to leave if our house was in order. READ MORE

Brenden Nel

Koppestamp isn’t rugby

Rugby has become ugly and almost unwatchable, DAN RETIEF blames chronic off-sides for choking what is meant to be a free-flowing spectacle. READ MORE

Dan Retief

England mimic Bok thumpers

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER says England copied a Springbok recipe to begin the Six Nations with a win against the defending champs. READ MORE

Dawie Boonzaaier

Lions have lost their edge

Using Super Hero Sunday as his indicator, MIKE GREENAWAY says the Lions’ reign over SA’s Super Rugby challenge is in jeopardy this season.  READ MORE

Mike Greenaway

Duane versus Stormers

The sideshow of a superhero-themed, pre-season double-header is all just fluff, writes ZELIM NEL who can’t wait to see a vengeful Duane Vermeulen in his first outing against the Stormers. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

Baby Bok selection? No thanks, mate!

New French recruit Paul Willemse got lucky via a loophole in the eligibility rules, but how long before SA players pass on Baby Bok selection in order to keep their international options open? READ MORE

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