Jake White has backed South Africa's forgotten man Ryan Kankowski, and that combination could prove to be the inspiration for his Springbok return, writes RYAN VREDE.
The Bulls are facing a season that could get uglier than their diabolical 2008 campaign and Frans Ludeke seems powerless to stop it, writes RYAN VREDE.
In the context of the Stormers' game plan, Demetri Catrakilis is an infinitely better option than Elton Jantjies, but don't expect him to be the piece of the puzzle that ends their title drought, writes RYAN VREDE.
The Springboks are undoubtedly a stronger all-round side than in their last meeting against France in Toulouse, but this Paris Test will be more important, writes RYAN VREDE.
With JP Pietersen on the brink of his 50th Test for the Springboks, it's important to reflect on his career with praise and questioning, writes RYAN VREDE.
Heyneke Meyer has moved closer to his vision of his ideal match 23 and has not taken the Springboks backwards with his selections for Wales, writes RYAN VREDE.
The void that Victor Matfield left will be felt once more when the Springboks set off for their European tour without a specialist No 5 lock, writes RYAN VREDE.
With Bismarck du Plessis cleared to join a strong pack, supplemented by the power of Frans Steyn, the Sharks have the physicality to put the Western Province defence under pressure, writes RYAN VREDE.
Every player's career is marked by a series of different chapters. Frans Steyn's next one will be decisive, writes RYAN VREDE.
There cannot be a uniform approach to reintegrating the Springboks into the Currie Cup, but the selection of some in desperate need of rest is ludicrous, writes RYAN VREDE.
Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira has played 49 Tests for this country like it was his birthplace, not one that painfully adopted him, writes RYAN VREDE.
Morné Steyn is about to break the 50-Test tape sprinting, when for most of last season he looked like stumbling over the line, writes RYAN VREDE.
New Zealand still dominates selections in a combined Springboks-All Blacks XV, writes RYAN VREDE.
Heyneke Meyer argues Zane Kirchner's selection is not conservative. But it reflects his lack of conviction in Willie le Roux's selection and the overall shift to a more balanced approach, writes RYAN VREDE.
Bismarck du Plessis will become an even more formidable player given the strong competition fellow hooker Adriaan Strauss provides, writes RYAN VREDE.
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The Sharks have been outstanding in the first month of Vodacom Super Rugby, writes MARK KEOHANE.
The individual performances of several big-name players headlined an otherwise uninspiring round of Vodacom Super Rugby, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Increasingly the decision to expand Vodacom Super Rugby in 2016 is looking like a decision to grow an enormous mediocre monster, writes RYAN VREDE.
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