The Boks more than earned a break after defending their World Cup title in France, but some should have been back on the field for their franchises sooner than others, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
The Springboks need to be consistently great over the next four years, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
Tier-two rugby nations must be further developed, and provided with regular tier-one opposition, before the World Cup is expanded to 24 teams, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
The 2023 World Cup pools would look very different had the draw taken place closer to the tournament, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
The Springboks have the ability and heart to overcome an underwhelming buildup and injuries to key players to defend their World Cup crown, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
SA Rugby must make the Currie Cup an eight-week tournament that doesn’t clash with the Vodacom URC, writes @SimonBorchardt.
Dillyn Leyds and Raymond Rhule were made in South Africa, but given the freedom to flourish in France, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
Johan Ackermann would bring expertise and gravitas to the Springbok head coach role, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
The farcical red-carding of England fullback Freddie Steward in Dublin on Saturday showed again that rugby’s bid to make the game safer has changed the game for the worse, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
Manie Libbok became the 931st Springbok last year, but SIMON BORCHARDT argues we’ve already gone well past the 1,000 mark.