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CARDINELLI COLUMN

Tour a watershed for Boks

The Springboks must use the four-Test tour of Europe to settle on a game plan and develop a squad with the 2019 World Cup in mind, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Boks must face beautiful truth

The 2017 Springboks can learn from the team that won the 2007 World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Halfbacks hurting Bok cause

The Springboks will challenge the All Blacks at the 2019 World Cup if they persist with a traditional approach that is enhanced by a tactically astute halfback pairing, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Boks doomed to chase shadows

Recent results and performances have highlighted the poor planning and tactical shortcomings of the Springbok coaching team, writes JON CARDINELLI.


2023 can be catalyst for change

A successful 2023 World Cup bid would force SA Rugby to address its structural flaws and ultimately boost the Springboks’ performance over the next six years, writes JON CARDINELLI.


No defence for shameful Bok showing

The Springbok coaching team, as well as the players must be held accountable for the worst Test performance in South African rugby history, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Boks continue to struggle out wide

The Springboks’ struggles in the wider channels and under the high ball are cause for concern ahead of a showdown against an All Blacks side that specialises in wide attacks and high-ball receipts, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Perth Test could define Bok season

A rare win in Australia could mark 2017 as a season to remember, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Boks break mental barrier

The quality of the Springboks’ performance in Salta was as significant as the result, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Pack progress a plus for Boks

The Springboks’ excellent set-piece and breakdown performance in Port Elizabeth bodes well for the more challenging clashes in Argentina and Australasia, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Boks face fight for par finish

A second-place finish for the Springboks in the Rugby Championship would signify progress – but only in the context of a nightmare two-year period, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Boks still at risk out wide

The injury-enforced absence of Warren Whiteley, as well as the omission of Ruan Combrinck, Frans Steyn and Lukhanyo Am could cost the Springboks dearly in the Rugby Championship, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Final freeze floored Lions

The Super Rugby final highlighted the tactical and mental shortcomings in the Lions’ and indeed South African rugby’s game, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Lions have final lesson to learn

The pragmatic approach that yielded 34 points in the second half at Ellis Park must be backed, ahead of the headless-chicken strategy that cost the Lions 22 points in the first, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Stormers lack smarts to advance

The Stormers won’t break their playoff curse until smarter decisions are taken in terms of tactics and player recruitment, writes JON CARDINELLI.


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