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BORCHARDT COLUMN

Bok coaches in deep denial

Allister Coetzee and Brendan Venter's comments since the Springboks' record 57-0 loss to the All Blacks are as concerning as the performance itself, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Boks must stay in Rugby Champs

SA Rugby should leave Super Rugby in 2020, but remain part of the Rugby Championship, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Bulls changes had to be made now

Bulls director of rugby John Mitchell made the correct decision to restructure his coaching team now, rather than at the end of the season, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


SA Rugby has killed Currie Cup

SA Rugby has only itself to blame for the sad demise of the Currie Cup, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Final must have neutral officials

Sanzaar must appoint neutral officials for the Super Rugby final between the Lions and Crusaders at Ellis Park, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


SBW deserved red card

Sonny Bill Williams can have no complaints about being sent off during the second Test against the British & Irish Lions, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Lions must stick to their guns

The British & Irish Lions must be prepared to win 'ugly' if they are to level the Test series against the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Mitchell the man to rebuild Bulls

The Bulls board must be bold and appoint John Mitchell as their next head coach, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


SA can’t keep six franchises

SA Rugby cannot have four franchises in Super Rugby and another two in a European competition, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Super Rugby needs league format

Sanzaar should scrap the conference system at the end of this Super Rugby season, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Cheetahs must stay in Super Rugby

SIMON BORCHARDT says the Cheetahs deserve to keep their Super Rugby status, and identifies three teams that should be axed.


SA Rugby set Stick up to fail

Don't blame backline coach Mzwandile Stick for the Springboks' dismal 2016 season, writes SIMON BORCHARDT, blame the people who appointed him.


Teichmann can turn Sharks around

Gary Teichmann's appointment as Sharks CEO is a sensible one, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


TMO protocol must change

World Rugby should share the blame for the last-minute penalty that helped the Wallabies beat Scotland, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Saru did not boot Bok emblem

Saru is not to blame for the Springbok emblem's absence from the front of the new World Cup jersey, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


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