VREDE'S VIEW

Spotlight on Hougaard

Francois Hougaard's aptitude will come under the microscope once again in the Springboks' last two Tests of the Rugby Championship, writes RYAN VREDE


Pollard’s selection puzzling

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.


Some balance on Steyn, please

Morné Steyn's error against Australia must be seen in isolation and not indicative of him being a useless player, writes RYAN VREDE


Boks must be more like All Blacks

The tackle offload must become a key feature of the Springboks' attacking evolution, writes RYAN VREDE.


Forget about World Cup

The Springboks' form at present has absolutely no relevance to their prospects at the World Cup, writes RYAN VREDE.


Believe in Pollard but pick Steyn

Handré Pollard would have learned valuable lessons from the Springboks' Rugby Championship opener but Morné Steyn is the man for Salta, writes RYAN VREDE.


Move closer to completing Bok puzzle

This is a critical Rugby Championship in terms of the Springboks settling on their core squad and strategy for the 2015 World Cup, writes RYAN VREDE


Kick flawed perceptions out

With the Springboks poised for another Rugby Championship assault, let's bury the rhetoric that tactical kicking is a bad thing, writes RYAN VREDE


Sharks face uncertain future

The Sharks have the potential to be a dominant force, but there is a big chance of them never realising that potential, says RYAN VREDE.


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.


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