• Carter sets example

    JOHN MITCHELL looks at the role Dan Carter played at the World Cup and what the Springboks can learn from the All Blacks' example.

    RWC warm-ups: Risk vs reward

    JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, draws on his pre-World Cup experiences in 1999 and 2003 to explain why preparation for the showpiece is not a one-size-fits-all approach.

    SBW is pushing the limits

    JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, explains why Sonny Bill Williams's decision to forgo Super Rugby in 2016 in favour of sevens will be to his benefit.

    Tackling the system

    JOHN MITCHELL, on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, discusses dangerous tackles and provides two solutions that would improve consistency and fairness.

    Art of the comeback

    JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, identifies how and why the All Blacks and Springboks bounced back from defeat.