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.

Rugby imports can add great value

You can't blame Wales for selecting New Zealand-born flyhalf Gareth Anscombe, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

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.

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