The statistics show how the four Vodacom Super Rugby semi-finalists have pushed the envelope and conceded more penalties than most in 2019. JON CARDINELLI crunches the numbers.
The Vodacom Bulls showed signs of progress while the once-hyped Sharks were mercilessly exposed in the quarter-final matches staged in Australasia, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Vodacom Bulls will have the opportunity to make history when they face the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Stormers need to change more than their coach if they hope to progress in 2020 and beyond, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Psychological points will be on offer when All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett lines up against Springbok No 10 Handré Pollard in a Vodacom Super Rugby playoff this Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The grueling travel demands associated with the Vodacom Super Rugby playoff schedule continue to hand the hosting teams a grossly unfair advantage, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Ice-cool Handré Pollard goes into the crucial derby at Loftus Versfeld with a significant advantage over the volatile Elton Jantjies, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Injuries to Warren Whiteley and Sikhumbuzo Notshe should see Dan du Preez trialled at No 8 at some stage in the Rugby Championship, writes JON CARDINELLI.
JON CARDINELLI identifies five South African youngsters who have excelled in their first full season of Vodacom Super Rugby.
The decision to play and ultimately risk Handré Pollard this week is not in the Springboks’ World Cup interests, writes JON CARDINELLI.