The pragmatic approach that yielded 34 points in the second half at Ellis Park must be backed, ahead of the headless-chicken strategy that cost the Lions 22 points in the first, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Stormers won’t break their playoff curse until smarter decisions are taken in terms of tactics and player recruitment, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Lions have the defensive tools – and more importantly, the home advantage – to win three playoff matches and ultimately a first Super Rugby crown, writes JON CARDINELLI.
South Africa’s best teams cannot leave Sanzaar and join the elite tournaments in the northern hemisphere soon enough, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The British & Irish Lions’ magnificent victory in New Zealand may inspire a new attitude in the minds of the All Blacks in the weeks and months to come, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks have embraced uncompromising defence as part of their new team identity and the results have been emphatic, writes JON CARDINELLI.
A rousing performance by a Siya Kolisi-inspired Springbok back row bodes well for a challenging 2017 Test season, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks’ chances of progress in the second Test against France will hinge on several personnel changes, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Allister Coetzee’s decision to favour form over experience could backfire in spectacular fashion when the Springboks face France at Loftus Versfeld, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The pressure is on the Springbok defence to deliver a reputation-boosting performance in the three-Test series against France, writes JON CARDINELLI.