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Coetzee failing left-field selection test

SIMNIKIWE XABANISA says Allister Coetzee's decision not to recall Ruan Combrinck shows his inability to make sensible left-field calls.


Bok selectors send wrong message

SIMNIKIWE XABANISA says flyhalf Handré Pollard has received preferential treatment by being included in the Springbok squad for their Australasian tour.


Hands off Jantjies

SIMNIKIWE XABANISA says Elton Jantjies should be allowed to have a poor performance without being told there's something wrong with his game.


Kings have boosted black rugby

SIMNIKIWE XABANISA says dropping the Kings from Super Rugby could hinder SA Rugby's transformation efforts.


Not Bok material? Think again

SIMNIKIWE XABANISA looks at five players we should be talking about in a Springbok context but don’t want to.


Venter’s role far from ideal for Boks

SIMNIKIWE XABANISA wonders how SA Rugby could appoint Springbok defence coach Brendan Venter on a part-time basis.


Du Plessis lurks as Bok dark horse

Jean-Luc du Plessis could become a serious contender in the battle for the Springbok No 10 jersey, writes SIMNIKIWE XABANISA.


Jannie the front-row saviour

Jannie du Plessis is the most valuable player in South African rugby because of his ability and experience at tighthead prop, writes GARETH DUNCAN.


Jantjies back at 10

Elton Jantjies has returned to the Golden Lions' starting line-up for their clash against the Sharks in Durban on Friday.


Bulls change one for Griquas

The Blue Bulls will start Callie Visagie at hooker when they tackle Griquas in Pretoria on Friday.


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