A new halfback combination in Charl McLeod and Pat Lambie would have lent the Sharks some much-needed stability in the crunch semi-final in Christchurch, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks have taken giant strides in 2013 but are still missing a world-class No 5 option, writes JON CARDINELLI.
JON CARDINELLI reflects on a week of frog legs, Springbok francophiles, and passion personified at the Stade de France.
Composure complemented physicality in the Springboks' monumental win in Paris, writes JON CARDINELLI at the Stade de France.
Heyneke Meyer should be lauded for the balance he's struck between winning matches and developing the next tier of players, writes JON CARDINELLI in Paris.
The Boks will need to improve their discipline if they hope to prevail over the street-fighting French on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI in Paris.
The Springbok performance lacked precision and intensity but it was good enough against a second-rate Scotland side, writes JON CARDINELLI at Murrayfield.
JON CARDINELLI reflects on a week of sub-zero temperatures, haggis washed down with whisky, and a kilted Springbok coach.
Saru's decision to contract Bok captain Jean de Villiers until the end of the 2015 World Cup should be hailed as monumental, writes JON CARDINELLI in Edinburgh.
Saturday's Test in Cardiff showed why the Springbok flyhalf pecking order needs revision, writes JON CARDINELLI in Edinburgh.
JON CARDINELLI reflects on a week of Welsh hype, a South African polar bear, and a blue-rinse brigade capable of sabotaging a Springbok press conference.
The Springboks played the big moments better than the Welsh and were again deserved winners, writes JON CARDINELLI at the Millennium Stadium.
Heyneke Meyer's selections for the clash against Wales on Saturday confirm that Pat Lambie and Willie le Roux are still viewed as utility players rather than specialists, writes JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff.
The Springboks can afford to set goals beyond winning matches thanks to their Test record this season, writes JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff.
The Sharks shouldn't be criticised after being beaten by a better team in Christchurch, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.
The Sharks have the potential to be a dominant force, but there is a big chance of them never realising that potential, says RYAN VREDE.
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