Warren Whiteley

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

Are All Blacks the Bok yardstick?

Springbok fans are shuddering at the prospect of a heavy defeat in Wellington, the AOR team debates whether it’s reasonable to measure SA against the All Blacks. READ MORE

Big Debate

Three quick fixes for Boks

The Rassie Erasmus era has stalled after a promising launch, the AOR team debates three changes to jumpstart the Boks when the Rugby Championship resumes in Brisbane. READ MORE

Big Debate

Bok fans, buckle up!

Mendoza exposed flaws that the Boks have been hiding all season, BRENDEN NEL warns supporters to prepare for a nightmare tour of Australasia. READ MORE

Brenden Nel

Can Elton flip the script?

Elton Jantjies has a reputation for disappearing in important games, GAVIN RICH says a long-shot Super Rugby final in Christchurch offers the Lions flyhalf a chance to erase that forever. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

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

Where’s Whiteley?

Injured Springbok No 8 Warren Whiteley has disappeared off the radar and the Lions have been vague about his flight status, BRENDEN NEL can’t understand why it needs to be a mystery. READ MORE

Brenden Nel

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