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VREDE'S VIEW

Can the real Steyn please stand up?

The Sharks need Frans Steyn to be the match-winner he should be against the Crusaders on Saturday, writes RYAN VREDE.


What now for woeful Stormers?

The Stormers' Super Rugby regression will continue unabated in the years ahead if not for decisive intervention, write RYAN VREDE.


Learning from German football

There are key lessons for the structure and future health of South African rugby in Germany's demolition of Brazil, which was 10 years in the making, writes RYAN VREDE.


Goosen’s France fling a poor call

Johan Goosen's development will be stalled with his move to France, writes RYAN VREDE


Bleak future for overplayed Boks

The further expansion of Super Rugby will result in the Springboks' potency being seriously compromised, writes RYAN VREDE.


Morné is the man for the moment

Morné Steyn has re-established himself as the clear first-choice flyhalf for the Springboks, but Handré Pollard's emergence is exciting, writes RYAN VREDE.


Willie’s grown under Meyer’s watch

Willie le Roux is testament to the fact that Heyneke Meyer amplifies a players' attacking potency, not detracts from it, writes RYAN VREDE


Springboks must break Blacks’ grip

With the Test season proper about to commence, the Springboks' primary mission is simple: unseat the All Blacks as the best team in the world, writes RYAN VREDE


Saffas central to Toulon’s success

Toulon's rise has been built on a South African foundation and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, writes RYAN VREDE


Matfield the man to lead Boks

Having dismissed fears around his aptitude with a string of excellent performances for the Bulls, Victor Matfield should be tasked with leading the Springboks in Jean de Villiers' absence, writes RYAN VREDE.


Kockott’s got Bok goods

Rory Kockott becomes eligible for France in August. Heyneke Meyer must change the course of his international career before then, writes RYAN VREDE


Pollard has a Bok future

Handré Pollard is growing weekly into the influential player most envisioned he would be, writes RYAN VREDE


Willie’s value rockets

Willie le Roux has developed into a better player than he was in 2013 and will be a massive asset for the Boks, writes RYAN VREDE.


Morné is still the man

No South Africa-based flyhalf has done enough to unseat Morné Steyn with the Springboks, writes RYAN VREDE


Death by dazzle

It's time we held the Cheetahs to a higher standard and end our poisonous love affair with them, writes RYAN VREDE


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