Japan have been the most talked-about team at the Rugby World Cup after progressing to the quarter-finals as surprise winners of Pool A.
Damian de Allende’s role in the Springboks’ match strategy is going to become even more important as the Rugby World Cup heads into the playoffs, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Schalk Brits’ contributions on and off the field for the Springboks have vindicated Rassie Erasmus’ decision to persuade the veteran hooker to come out of retirement, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
The Springboks comfortably beat Canada to book their place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. JOHN GOLIATH rates the Boks after their win in Kobe.
The Springboks produced a powerful forward performance to see off Italy. JOHN GOLIATH rates the Boks following their crucial Pool B win.
Lood de Jager deservedly gets another start for Springboks, but having so many locks in the 23-man squad and only two reserve backs for the Italy clash is quite bizarre, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Tier-two rugby nations may not always perform on the field, but their impact off it makes it special to have them at the World Cup, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
The Springboks cruised their way to victory over African neighbours Namibia despite a few soft moments throughout the World Cup clash. JOHN GOLIATH rates the Boks.
Only a handful of Boks running out against Namibia are likely to force their way into the ‘A team’ with a good outing, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
The Springboks can kiss their World Cup chances goodbye if Faf de Klerk doesn’t get his act together, writes JOHN GOLIATH.