Logic suggests that the pain of 2016 ended for Springbok supporters when the final whistle sounded on statistically the worst year of Bok rugby, writes MARK KEOHANE.
South Africa’s rugby bosses need to admit they got it wrong in appointing Allister Coetzee and they need to advertise the position of Bok coach, writes MARK KEOHANE.
The Springboks will lose to England. It won’t be the humiliation of the Durban debacle against the All Blacks but it will be as emphatic, writes MARK KEOHANE.
The Springboks have been warned that one of the most astute coaches in the game is plotting their downfall, writes MARK KEOHANE.
The habit of making excuses for Springbok losses needs to stop, writes MARK KEOHANE.
Brett Levy, Blue Label Telecoms’ joint CEO, must curse the day he described the experience of joining with Springbok rugby as one of reinvention and renewal, writes MARK KEOHANE.
The Springbok captain, post-Adriaan Strauss, must be a first-choice player whose selection is never disputed, writes MARK KEOHANE.
Stop excusing Allister Coetzee’s obvious limitations on his late appointment as Bok coach. Stop excusing every Springbok defeat on referees, weather conditions or the age-old South African retreat that the rugby gods have an issue with the Springboks, writes MARK KEOHANE.
Morné Steyn did the job required for a momentary Springboks escape from a 2016 horror season more infamous than famous, writes MARK KEOHANE.
The Springboks are in a rut at the moment but history favours them to beat the Wallabies at Loftus, writes MARK KEOHANE.