Bryan Habana has lauded Siya Kolisi’s Springboks as a special side and said their style of play should be viewed in the context of the journey the team was on, writes GASANT ABARDER.
Very little can be read into rankings, but as the gap narrows between the Boks and All Blacks, it does add some extra spice to proceedings as the historic 100th Test between the two rivals looms, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
It’s true that Handre Pollard is South Africa’s best Test flyhalf and touted by some as the best in the business, but this doesn’t negate the fact that his goal-kicking form is a serious problem for the world champions, writes ZELIM NEL.
After the Boks’ disappointing defeat by Australia, CRAIG LEWIS identifies five points to ponder, including whether there should be a return to a five-three bench split.
Australia were deserved winners over South Africa on Sunday. Now, the response from the Springboks will be telling, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
A second successive Currie Cup final between the Bulls and Sharks is no coincidence. It’s a reflection of two franchises that are holistically in especially good health, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Former Springbok assistant coach Brendan Venter has tipped his hat to Australia’s attack but says the “Wallabies are not supposed to beat South Africa”.
While the mysterious absence of RG Snyman has depowered the Bomb Squad, it has magnified South Africa’s achievements in 2021, writes ZELIM NEL.
The Springboks are in a strong position to claim their first win over the Wallabies in Australia since 2013, writes DYLAN JACK.
Cornal Hendricks and Johan Goosen would be two superb additions to the Springbok squad before the end of the year, writes CRAIG LEWIS.