John Mitchell

Carter sets example

JOHN MITCHELL looks at the role Dan Carter played at the World Cup and what the Springboks can learn from the All Blacks' example.

RWC warm-ups: Risk vs reward

JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, draws on his pre-World Cup experiences in 1999 and 2003 to explain why preparation for the showpiece is not a one-size-fits-all approach.

SBW is pushing the limits

JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, explains why Sonny Bill Williams's decision to forgo Super Rugby in 2016 in favour of sevens will be to his benefit.

Stormers lost art of attack

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, looks at where South Africa's Vodacom Super Rugby challenge went wrong and what it means for the Springboks.

Pumas learned from early losses

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, unpacks the Pumas’ success in the Vodacom Cup and the value of the competition in developing the next tier of players.