VREDE'S VIEW

Matfield battling against time

Victor Matfield has looked every bit his age and needs to find his stride to allay concerns about his longevity, writes RYAN VREDE.


Project Bulls needs patience

The Vodacom Bulls may stumble a few more times before their stampede begins, writes RYAN VREDE.


Management deal will boost Boks

The careful management of key Springboks during the Vodacom Super Rugby campaign is a victory for common sense. 


Coetzee’s going, saviour needed

Allister Coetzee has failed to advance the Stormers but his replacement faces an equally difficult task with the resources he'll have and the expectation that comes with the job, says RYAN VREDE.


Another Super snooze awaits

Vodacom Super Rugby in its current format offers nothing to be excited about and the expanded version in 2016 will do nothing to invigorate a waning brand, writes RYAN VREDE.


Concerns for brittle Boks

The five key features of the Springboks' 2014 season, according to RYAN VREDE


Boks must down Dragons

The result in Cardiff will determine the success or failure of the Springboks' tour, writes RYAN VREDE.


Boks profit from return to ‘boring’

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.


Stick boot into expansive Boks

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.


Hougaard needs broad skills range

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.


Carr has earned Bok chance

Nizaam Carr represents a victory for measured player development in South Africa and is ready to be a Bok, writes RYAN VREDE.


Perspective needed on WP success

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.


Spotlight on Carr

Nizaam Carr's form has put him on the Springboks' radar but he has to show his mettle in knockout rugby, writes RYAN VREDE.


Boks build strong base

The Springboks have built quality in depth in key positions ahead of the World Cup, writes RYAN VREDE.


Potent Pollard a Bok gem

Handré Pollard has announced himself as a Test player of immense potential, writes RYAN VREDE.


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