The home nations have outperformed South Africa and Australia for the better part of three seasons and will head into the 2019 World Cup with a psychological edge, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Ireland’s systematic dismantling of the All Blacks in Dublin affirmed their status as the standout Test side of 2018, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks need to start converting their attacking opportunities and making their own luck in big matches, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Too many contests are being ruined by a referee’s decisions – and in some instances, his refusal to take appropriate action – in the dying moments, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The absence of several frontline backs will force Rassie Erasmus to experiment with new individuals and combinations with a view to the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The epic semi-final clash between Western Province and the Blue Bulls was a welcome departure from the one-sided contests witnessed in the 2018 Currie Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Western Province strengthened their claim to the Currie Cup title with a masterful tactical performance at a storm-hit Loftus Versfeld, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springbok coaches, as well as the fans, should be encouraged by the progress of the side in 2018, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks’ game management needs to improve ahead of the showdown with the All Blacks in Pretoria, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks still have a lot to rectify and address in the 12 months leading up to the 2019 World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.