While England are the massive favourites to lift the World Cup trophy, they have to be careful not to underestimate a Springbok team who are due a big performance, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
The Springboks will need to be mentally prepared for their Rugby Championship matches in Australia and New Zealand, writes JOHN PLUMTREE.
Rassie Erasmus and Eddie Jones will have one eye on the World Cup during the June Test series, writes JOHN PLUMTREE.
It’s important for franchises to have a coaching succession plan, writes JOHN PLUMTREE.
A lot of planning and hard work goes into the pre-season, writes Hurricanes assistant coach JOHN PLUMTREE.
Rieko Ioane may end up moving to the All Blacks midfield, writes JOHN PLUMTREE in SA Rugbymagazine. It came as no surprise when Rieko Ioane won the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year award. The 20-year-old was a revelation for the All Blacks in 2017, scoring 10 tries in 11 Tests. He played centre for the Blues in Super Rugby, but… Read more →
The Springboks’ varied approach in the final two Rugby Championship Tests speaks to a tactical evolution that does provide cause for encouragement, writes CRAIG LEWIS. There was something brutal, but beautiful about the manner in which the Boks regularly manhandled the All Blacks on Saturday. To be at the ground was to appreciate the sheer physicality that the Boks brought to… Read more →
The Springboks did not allow the All Blacks to play their best game at Newlands, writes JOHN PLUMTREE. The All Blacks said they expected a tough contest against the Springboks at Newlands and that proved to be the case. Most rugby folk in New Zealand were pleased to see that after the All Blacks’ 57-0 win in Albany. The world champions… Read more →