The South African teams’ shocking results in Australasia, Argentina, and even Asia over the past three years points to a problem beyond the physical, writes JON CARDINELLI.
South Africa’s six franchises could have been part of the Champions Cup extravaganza if not for a flawed decision to stick with Sanzaar in 2014, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Super Rugby may be dying but the north-south rivalry between the Bulls and Stormers is alive and well, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The decision to field a second-string side against Wales and to cotton-wool the first-choice stars ahead of the first Test against England is the right one, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Stormers’ poor run under coach Robbie Fleck can be linked to a dire defensive record as well as a flawed overall approach, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The drive to dominate the collisions and then vary the point of attack has made the Lions and Bulls as dangerous as any New Zealand Super Rugby team, writes JON CARDINELLI.
South Africa’s top franchises and the Springboks must work together, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The next few rounds of Super Rugby will give us a more accurate idea of where the South African teams stand in relation to their more fancied New Zealand counterparts, writes JON CARDINELLI.
England’s bruising battle against Wales at Twickenham served up some valuable lessons for Rassie Erasmus and South African rugby, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks have to embrace a new culture that prizes winning and brutal honesty above all else, writes JON CARDINELLI. Allister Coetzee has presided over 11 wins in 25 Tests. His record includes inaugural losses to Ireland (home), Argentina (away) and Italy, as well as record drubbings at the hands of the All Blacks, Wales and, most recently, Ireland. Nick… Read more →