The power of the Springbok brand, which Rassie Erasmus and his team have restored, needs to be the centre of attention in the transitory and building phase following the World Cup win and leading up to the British & Irish Lions tour in two years’ time, writes former Bok hooker JAMES DALTON.
A new generation of Springbok rugby has been ushered in and one that I believe will dominate for years to come, writes former Springbok hooker JAMES DALTON.
Rassie Erasmus has said that Saturday’s final will not be won with expansive rugby and lots of tries, and that is true, writes former Springbok JAMES DALTON.
There are a number of technicalities that the Springboks need to be very cautious of when taking on Wales this Sunday, writes former Bok hooker JAMES DALTON.
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.