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Canes to win comfortably

JOHN MITCHELL analyses the Vodacom Super Rugby finalists on the Vodacom Rugby Portal.


Stormers lost art of attack

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, looks at where South Africa's Vodacom Super Rugby challenge went wrong and what it means for the Springboks.


Rugby lost a legend too soon

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, pays a moving tribute to the late Jerry Collins.


Pumas learned from early losses

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, unpacks the Pumas’ success in the Vodacom Cup and the value of the competition in developing the next tier of players.


Every man for himself at Cheetahs

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, says the relationship between the Cheetahs players and coach Naka Drotské has clearly broken down.


Referees too process-driven

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, says referees have lost their feel for the game.


Sharks maul was obstruction

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, unpacks the mechanics and legalities of the driving maul.


Lions are SA’s best offloaders

JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, explains why offloading is a cultural rather than formal phenomenon.


Mind over matter

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, explains how a coach can have a greater influence on team success by working through the strengths of individuals.


‘Lions must attack short side more’

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, says the Lions still have room for improvement.


Discipline must come from within

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby portal, says Sharks director of rugby Gary Gold must establish disciplinary protocols.


‘Canes comfortable without ball’

JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, explains why the Hurricanes are the only unbeaten team in Super Rugby.


‘Crusaders scrumming at an angle’

JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, explains how the Crusaders scrum is milking penalties and what the Bulls should do about it at Loftus on Saturday.


‘Chiefs use ball to beat man’

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, explains why the Stormers and Lions lost their round five matches despite dominating the possession and territory.


‘Stormers apply pressure well’

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, outlines what sets the three conference leaders apart from the rest of the teams.


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