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All Blacks set mental benchmark

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, says the All Blacks have learned to manage fear.


Carter sets example

JOHN MITCHELL looks at the role Dan Carter played at the World Cup and what the Springboks can learn from the All Blacks' example.


The final reckoning

JOHN MITCHELL previews the World Cup decider and explains why the third-place play-off matters.


Flyhalf battle could be decisive

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, looks at the key match-ups in the World Cup semi-final between the Springboks and All Blacks on Saturday.


Performing under pressure

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, looks at how Gilbert Enoka helps make the All Blacks mentally stronger.


RWC warm-ups: Risk vs reward

JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, draws on his pre-World Cup experiences in 1999 and 2003 to explain why preparation for the showpiece is not a one-size-fits-all approach.


SBW is pushing the limits

JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, explains why Sonny Bill Williams's decision to forgo Super Rugby in 2016 in favour of sevens will be to his benefit.


Tackling the system

JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, discusses dangerous tackles and provides two solutions that would improve consistency and fairness.


Art of the comeback

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, identifies how and why the All Blacks and Springboks bounced back from defeat.


Boks scrumming too high

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, explains why the Bok scrum was heavily penalised against the Pumas.


Stats reveal Bok shortcomings

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, explains why the Boks and Pumas are propping up the Rugby Championship log.


Heyneke’s selection headaches

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, looks at the selection dilemmas facing the Springboks, All Blacks and Wallabies ahead of the World Cup.


Game of fetch

JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, breaks down the tackle contest and underlines the value of modern fetchers.


Meyer must stick to his guns

JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, champions the benefit of consistency of selection and settled combinations in a World Cup year.


How underdogs bit back

JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, looks back at the Super Rugby final and the lessons learned from the Highlanders' win.


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