JC ON TOUR

Bakkies goes out with a bang

Bakkies Botha has retired with his legacy intact and with the Springboks well covered in the enforcer position, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Goosen a potent prospect at 15

The decision to play Johan Goosen at fullback against Italy this Saturday will benefit the Springboks in the long-term, writes JON CARDINELLI in Padova.


Schalk’s stocks soar

Schalk Burger showed why the Boks need a bruiser at No 7 and why he will be an asset to this side in 2015, writes JON CARDINELLI at Twickenham.


Meyer’s changes will boost Boks

Heyneke Meyer has selected a starting XV that can overpower and out-manoeuvre England at Twickenham, writes JON CARDINELLI in London.


Boks need Burger’s edge

The Springboks require a change in personnel and attitude ahead of their tour-defining clash against England, writes JON CARDINELLI in London.


Halfback horror brings Boks low

Francois Hougaard and Handré Pollard failed their first test in northern hemisphere conditions, writes JON CARDINELLI at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.


‘Fresh’ Boks are dangerous

The Springboks are mentally as well as physically prepared to make some big statements over the next four weeks, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Pollard’s final test

Handré Pollard must adapt his game to suit European conditions and ultimately prove that he is the man for next year’s World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Meyer deserves applause

Heyneke Meyer has transformed the Springboks into a team that can beat the All Blacks and win the 2015 World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Boks showed mental steel

The Springboks’ composure in the final quarter was what earned them a ground-breaking victory over the All Blacks, writes JON CARDINELLI at Ellis Park.


Bok hopes hinge on Duane

The Springboks’ chances of an upset victory over the All Blacks depend on the fitness of Duane Vermeulen, writes JON CARDINELLI.


All Blacks did Boks a favour

The title-deciding result in La Plata has improved the Springboks’ chances of beating the All Blacks in the final game of the tournament, writes JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.


Tactical switch pays dividends

The Springboks only realised their attacking potential at Newlands when they played to their traditional strengths, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Mohoje must be handled with care

Starting Oupa Mohoje against Australia may do the player more harm than good, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Advantage Springboks

The result in Sydney was more important than the one in Pretoria in the context of the Springboks’ Rugby Championship title prospects, writes JON CARDINELLI.


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