The problems at Western Province Rugby are layered, and everyone involved needs to step up to be accountable, writes JAMES DALTON.
While Argentina and Australia have been torrid, New Zealand hold a 50% win record for the first time in years, England are treating controversially beating a French C team as a World Cup final and the general state of northern-hemisphere rugby appears dire at best. Some perspective on the state of world rugby please, asks JAMES DALTON.
With the Currie Cup season in full swing, and Super Rugby Unlocked completed, there have been a few local players, other than the usuals, who have consistently stood out in the South African season, writes JAMES DALTON.
The current All Blacks face some serious problems, which began with the appointment of their head coach. These are being expressed in the performance of their players, writes JAMES DALTON.
Argentina can beat the Wallabies if they pitch up with the same side – both mentally and physically – that beat the All Blacks, writes JAMES DALTON.
There are positives to be taken from the Stormers’ six-try victory over Griquas but there are areas of their game that need improvement, especially an ability to adapt to the other side’s style of play, writes JAMES DALTON.
Four weeks into our local competition, we need to take stock of where we’re at and where we need to improve in order for our world champion Springboks to remain as such next year, writes JAMES DALTON.
The Sharks passed their proverbial acid test in hammering the Jaguares in Durban, and they will now host South Africa’s other top side, the Stormers, in what will be a defining match for the two sides, writes former Bok hooker JAMES DALTON.
The Sharks’ match against the Jaguares will act as an acid test of their capabilities against premier sides in the tournament such as the Crusaders, Chiefs and even Brumbies, writes former Springbok JAMES DALTON.
I’ve never been a Sharks supporter, but they’re the one side this Vodacom Super Rugby season that I’m really starting to like, writes former Springbok hooker JAMES DALTON.