In selecting his team for this Sunday’s quarter-final in Tokyo, former Bok hooker JAMES DALTON would opt to start Cobus Reinach at scrumhalf and Cheslin Kolbe at fullback.
For the first time in this tournament – albeit against a 14-man side – the Boks showed attacking fluidity and continuity, and ran in some impressive tries in a 66-7 dismantling of Canada, writes former Bok hooker JAMES DALTON.
The Springboks need to adopt a two-pronged approach in attack if they want to go deep into the tournament, writes former Bok hooker JAMES DALTON.
Jerome Garces was not very good on Saturday, but the Springboks need to look a bit deeper than an inconsistent ref when addressing a game that was lost within a five-minute period, writes former Bok hooker JAMES DALTON.
If any team can beat the All Blacks, it’s the Springboks. And with the energy surrounding the Boks and, conversely the questions surrounding 2019’s All Blacks, it seems like this will be the case, writes JAMES DALTON.
Let us give Japan respect, as we would any side, but let us not give them undue airtime, writes former Springbok hooker JAMES DALTON.
He has no qualms when assessing Rassie Erasmus’ 31-man squad that will travel to Japan with the aim of reinforcing and restoring the aura of the Springboks, writes former Bok hooker JAMES DALTON.
For the first time in years, the World Cup year offers a host of contenders without one clearly dominant side, writes former Bok hooker JAMES DALTON.
Winning the Rugby Championship can only bode well for Rassie Erasmus’ men, who appear to be conditioned and primed to enter the World Cup with a winning chance, writes former Bok hooker JAMES DALTON.
A loose-trio combination of Marcell Coetzee, Siya Kolisi and Duane Vermeulen would offer great value in the Springboks’ World Cup opener against the All Blacks, writes former Bok hooker JAMES DALTON.