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Boks got it wrong against All Blacks

The Springboks should have aimed to secure the win first against the All Blacks at Ellis Park before pushing for four tries, says former Springbok hooker JOHN ALLAN.


Referees are ruining the game

Former Springbok hooker JOHN ALLAN says rugby officials need to improve and remember that rugby is a contact sport.


Boks should be wary of Wallabies

Former Springbok hooker JOHN ALLAN looks back at the Boks' narrow escape in Mendoza and ahead to their Brisbane battle.


Kings have reason to feel aggrieved

Former Springbok hooker JOHN ALLAN says it's a rugby tragedy that the Kings will not be involved in a top-class competition next year.


Fighting brave battles

Former Springbok hooker JOHN ALLAN pays tribute to South African rugby players who have had to deal with serious illness, and explains how you can help Tinus Linee, who has been diagnosed with motor neuron disease.


Boks benefited from June hitout

While the crowds were poor, the Springboks would have taken a lot out of the recent quadrangular Test series, writes former Bok hooker JOHN ALLAN.


Sharks, Stormers must revisit goals

Former Springbok hooker JOHN ALLAN says the players at the two big coastal franchises must take responsibility for their teams' disappointing Super Rugby campaigns this year.


SA unions must foster schoolboy loyalty

Former Springbok hooker JOHN ALLAN says provincial unions must learn to indentify and develop primary school talent, and then retain it.


Unions must nurture local talent

South African provinces must look to develop their own talent before raiding other unions, writes former Springbok hooker JOHN ALLAN.


Why the Sharks need Smit

In his first fortnightly column for SARugbymag.co.za, former Springbok hooker JOHN ALLAN says John Smit's appointment as CEO will revilatise the Sharks brand.


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