World Rugby

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

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

All Out Rugby

Ready for World League?

Rugby as you know it is coming to the end of its shelf life. The game’s top brass will meet in Los Angeles this week to discuss repackaging the game for global distribution. READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

It’s not about player safety

Rugby is being used as a pawn by social activists posing as safety officers, ZELIM NEL says it’s time for all stakeholders to push back before the game is sanitised into extinction. READ MORE

Zelim Nel

England to block RWC prep?

England’s Premier Rugby Limited (PRL) is threatening to deny Test players leave to prepare for the Rugby World Cup, if an insurance dispute isn’t solved. READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

Coming soon: Club OR Country

A survey has revealed that players don’t want to be stuck in a Club-v-Country dilemma, but it won’t be long before owners make them choose between money or honour. READ MORE

All Out Rugby Staff Writer

Safe rugby is boring rugby

GAVIN RICH warns World Rugby that the professional game is getting safer at the same rate that it’s losing appeal as a contact sport. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

World Rugby ignores Sanzaar cracks

CRAIG RAY can’t relate to World Rugby’s marketing expedition to India when nothing is being done to fix the issues plaguing the traditional powerhouses. READ MORE

Craig Ray

World Rugby, tell Euro clubs to buzz off!

FRESH TAKE: European clubs have actively discouraged Willie le Roux and Faf de Klerk from playing Test rugby, JOSHUA BROWN wonders why World Rugby hasn’t stepped in. READ MORE

Joshua Brown

Rugby can learn from soccer

FRESH TAKE: Video Assisted Refereeing was 99-percent accurate during the FIFA World Cup. Rugby’s system is so flawed the numbers are a secret, writes KEBA MOTHOAGAE. READ MORE

Keba Mothoagae

Beat the drudgery… kick more!

With break-neck line speed choking the life out of rugby, DAN RETIEF says SA teams should forget about running the ball and instead perfect the Kiwi kick-pass. READ MORE

Dan Retief

Hey ref, just blow the laws!

With teams spending more time analysing the referee than the opposition, CRAIG RAY says rugby’s greatest challenge is finding a way to stop officials becoming the story.  READ MORE

Craig Ray