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Super Rugby Round 17 Review

Super Rugby Weekend Review Round Seventeen Last week was not a good one for me. I have not had a migraine attack in at least...

South African Domestic Rugby 2019

South African Domestic Rugby 2019 SA Rugby has announced the arrangements for the 2019 domestic rugby programme. The Currie Cup SA Rugby...

How Deep Is The Talent Pool?

How Deep Is The Talent Pool? The 2018 Rugby Championships is done and dusted. Rassie Erasmus’s first seven months in charge of the Springboks produced so much more than many had expected. Starting from a below-zero base, he hauled the...

Springbok Squad For The Final Two Fixtures of RC 2018

Springbok Squad For The Final Two Fixtures of RC 2018 Rassie Erasmus has announced his Springbok squad for the final two Rugby Championship fixtures against the Wallabies and the All Blacks. The Springboks face the Wallabies next Saturday, 29 September...

Springbok Training Squad Update

Springbok Training Squad Update Eight Sharks have been added to Rassie Erasmus’ Springbok training squad as they continue with their preparations for next month’s Rugby Championships. Two have been sent home, both Stormers. The Sharks group consists of four forwards, namely...

Test Match Preview – Saturday, 2nd June 2018 – South Africa vs Wales

Test Match Preview Saturday, 2nd June 2018 South Africa vs Wales Date: Saturday, June 2nd Venue: Robert F Kennedy Stadium, Washington DC Kick-off: 17h00 local time; 22h00 BST; 21h00 GMT; 23h00 SA Time Referee: Matthew Carley (England) Assistant referees: Alexandre Ruiz (France), Frank Murphy (Ireland) TMO: David Grashoff (England) Nobody knows quite what to...

Springbok Squad For Wales.

Springbok Squad For Wales. Rassie Erasmus has named an interesting squad for the once-off Test against Wales this coming weekend. 26 players will travel to the USA in a squad that comprises 16 forwards and 10 backs. The mix of players...

Captain Kolisi!

Captain Kolisi! Siya Kolisi will lead the Springboks against England! Pieter Steph-du Toit will wear the armband against Wales this weekend. Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, confirmed the two appointments on Monday morning at a media conference at the...

The Enigma that is the Rhule.

The Enigma that is the Rhule. He is built like the proverbial outhouse, with the chest of a body builder, arms of a boxer, shoulders of a weightlifter, and the legs of an athlete. He is quick too, a very...

The Not-So-Secret Secret is Out!

The Not-So-Secret Secret is Out! Rassie Erasmus is the new Bok coach. Johan (Rassie) Erasmus was born in the town of Despatch, an industrial town neighbouring Port Elizabeth, some 45 years ago. He is one of many sporting greats to...

Super Rugby Team Previews!

Super Rugby Looms! This week we commence our final run-in to the start of the 2018 Super Rugby season. In years past I have provided a preview of each team, but in the form of three articles, one for each geographic...

SABC Scraps Rugby Commentary

SABC Scraps Rugby Commentary The SABC has scrapped radio commentary for Super Rugby and Currie Cup matches. I will not bore you with the verbiage found in the SABC’s Mandate, Charter, or Vision, Mission & Value Statements. If you suffer from...

Need a Reference, Allister?

Need a Reference, Allister? So, SA Rugby President Mark Alexander says there are no hard feelings between SA Rugby and former Bok coach Allister Coetzee. He is adamant that SA Rugby and Allister have parted ways amicably, though some may...

Duane Vermeulen Heading Home?

We read that Duane Vermeulen is heading back to South Africa which, if true, will certainly solve a number of problems at Springbok level. Both the problematic leadership issue and the lack of quality and experienced No 8’s would be addressed by his return to African shores.

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