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.
Schalk Burger will be remembered as one of the toughest players to wear the Springbok jersey, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Rassie Erasmus may need to explore his captaincy options in the Rugby Championship following news of Siya Kolisi’s serious injury setback, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Handré Pollard’s latest injury setback poses an uncomfortable question about the flyhalf position ahead of the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The ongoing exodus of experienced players will continue to hamper South Africa’s Vodacom Super Rugby challenge in the years to come, writes JON CARDINELLI.