Our most-read stories of 2019

As the curtain closes on another massive year of rugby, we look at which stories gathered the most interest from SA Rugby Magazine readers.

Boks fooled England in RWC warm-up

The reaction to the Springboks win was overwhelming but no story was better read this year than this one. Former All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith on how the Springboks shrewdly sent England on a false trail.

Bok legend Williams passes away

2019 wasn’t without sadness with Chester Williams’ shock passing.

Watch: Controversial officiating in Bok game

The Boks’ loss to the All Blacks in their World Cup opener raised questions about the standard of officiating from referee Jerome Garces.

Boks win: UK press react

The English media tore into their side after the 32-12 World Cup humiliation.

England in hot water for haka response

One of the most talked about World Cup incidents.

Watch: Prince Harry’s message to Boks

Going inside the South African changing room after their World Cup victory saw Faf de Klerk’s speedo going viral. English royalty also popped in …

Hansen offers to ‘educate’ journalist

The now former All Black coach wasn’t happy after his side fell short against England. His frustrations took a twist in the press room …

Watch: A different look at Boks’ maul trick

A humourous look at how England were dismantled.

Guscott: Change law to end Boks’ bomb squad dominance

The former English centre has a plan to deal with South Africa’s depth.

Mapimpi clarifies celebration ‘exclusion’

A rather frustating side issue saw Bok wing Makazole Mapimpi forced to explain that he was not part of a post-match celebration huddle reserved only for the ‘Bomb Squad’.

Five Boks who failed drug tests

Following Aphiwe Dyantyi’s failed drug test, we looked at five other prominent Springboks who also tested positive for banned substances.

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Wade Pretorius