The Springboks reverted to an approach deemed to be conservative and won at Twickenham. Here's to their expansive days being over, writes RYAN VREDE.
The Springboks, under pressure from the public, have ventured down a tactical black hole that sees them become irrelevant if not remedied, writes RYAN VREDE.
Francois Hougaard has dismissed questions about his aptitude as a Test scrumhalf but Europe represents a key examination of his tactical variation, writes RYAN VREDE.
Nizaam Carr represents a victory for measured player development in South Africa and is ready to be a Bok, writes RYAN VREDE.
Currie Cup success for Western Province should be seen in isolation. Thriving in Super Rugby should be the measure of any coaching staff worth their salt, writes RYAN VREDE.
Nizaam Carr's form has put him on the Springboks' radar but he has to show his mettle in knockout rugby, writes RYAN VREDE.
The Springboks have built quality in depth in key positions ahead of the World Cup, writes RYAN VREDE.
Handré Pollard has announced himself as a Test player of immense potential, writes RYAN VREDE.
Failure to beat the All Blacks would mean the Springboks have regressed significantly, writes RYAN VREDE.
The value of veteran Springboks was exhibited in full at Newlands on Saturday. Critics of their selection should shut it, writes RYAN VREDE.
There is immense pressure on Heyneke Meyer and the Boks to salvage what has the potential to turn into a failed season, writes RYAN VREDE.
Francois Hougaard's aptitude will come under the microscope once again in the Springboks' last two Tests of the Rugby Championship, writes RYAN VREDE.
Handré Pollard faces the toughest test of his short international career but his selection is a gamble Heyneke Meyer didn't need to take, writes RYAN VREDE.
Morné Steyn's error against Australia must be seen in isolation and not indicative of him being a useless player, writes RYAN VREDE.
The tackle offload must become a key feature of the Springboks' attacking evolution, writes RYAN VREDE.
Heyneke Meyer told the fringe Springboks to stand tall against Italy. Nizaam Carr, however, stood the tallest, writes MARK KEOHANE.
Heyneke Meyer's conservative selections for the Italy Test make a mockery of taking a 36-man squad on tour, writes MARK KEOHANE.
The decision to play Johan Goosen at fullback against Italy this Saturday will benefit the Springboks in the long-term, writes JON CARDINELLI in Padova.
The Springboks claimed a scrappy 22-6 win over Italy in Padova on Saturday.View all videos