Why Meyer’s magic died

The most disappointing aspect of Heyneke Meyer's tenure as Springbok coach is that his team was a poor reflection of the man he actually is, writes RYAN VREDE.

Kriel’s breaking through

Jesse Kriel has made an impressive start to his Test career, writes RYAN VREDE.

Bok experience counted for little

The Springboks trumpeted naming their most experienced Test side in history prior to their defeat to Japan. That experience was exposed as lacking any substance, writes RYAN VREDE.

Boks in safe hands

Victor Matfield deserves our trust going into the World Cup, writes RYAN VREDE.

Habana refined by fire

Bryan Habana’s time at Toulon has made him a better player and a better man, writes RYAN VREDE.

‘Boks have exciting young backs’

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says the Springboks are on course to be a force at the World Cup, writes RYAN VREDE in Johannesburg.

Bok attack fails to inspire

The Springboks' attack is in crisis, writes RYAN VREDE from Ellis Park.

Fourie’s the special one

Fourie du Preez remains the Springboks’ best option at scrumhalf, writes RYAN VREDE.

Saders finish strong

The Crusaders beat the Brumbies 37-24 in Canberra to give departing icons Richie McCaw and Dan Carter the perfect send-off. RYAN VREDE reports. 

Landers crush bumbling Blues

The Highlanders banked a 44-7 bonus-point victory over the Blues in Auckland to set up a home play-off. RYAN VREDE reports.

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