VREDE'S VIEW

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.


Victory critical for Boks

Failure to beat the All Blacks would mean the Springboks have regressed significantly, writes RYAN VREDE.


Hailing Dad’s Army

The value of veteran Springboks was exhibited in full at Newlands on Saturday. Critics of their selection should shut it, writes RYAN VREDE.


Springboks need big response

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.


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.


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