SIMON SAYS

Springbok pack stood up

The Springboks dominated the set pieces in the first half of the Rugby Championship match in Wellington, but struggled at times in the second, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Jake must stop making excuses

The Sharks cannot blame the Super Rugby format or fatigue for the situation they find themselves in, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Matfield return softens Du Toit loss

Victor Matfield will have an even more important role to play for the Springboks after Pieter-Steph du Toit was ruled out for the rest of the season, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Bismarck’s leading the way

A disciplined Bismarck du Plessis should thrive as Sharks captain, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Two refs seem better than one

The dual-referees system worked well at the Varsity Cup match between UCT and Pukke on Monday, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Jake’s Super challenge

Sharks director of rugby Jake White has his eye on the big prize, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Pumas are SA success story of 2013

The Pumas proved they belong in the Currie Cup Premier Division, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Minnows have too much power

The tail keeps wagging the dog in South African rugby, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Goodbye Super Rugby, hello Europe

Eight reasons why South Africa should form a new competition with European and French clubs, according to SIMON BORCHARDT.


No strings attached

The new Sharks coaches must not be John Smit’s puppets, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Let’s accept that cash is king

South African players signing for overseas-based clubs is a reality of professional rugby, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Sharks CEO’s potshot at Smit no surprise

Outgoing Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl showed his true colours when he said he would have given coach John Plumtree a two-year contract extension, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Racial abuse must result in expulsion

Paarl Gym should expel any of their pupils found guilty of racially abusing Wynberg Boys' players during a recent U16B match, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Sharks CEO must go

SIMON BORCHARDT says Brian van Zyl should resign following the murder of a UK rugby fan at Kings Park last Saturday.


Haters wanna hate

SIMON BORCHARDT, in his SA Rugby magazine column, says the anti-Kings brigade have no interest in facts.


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