Rassie Erasmus has to manage the overplayed trio of Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi and Handré Pollard more carefully in the lead-up to the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
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.
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 win in Wellington was a triumph in isolation as well as a timely reminder of the Springboks’ latent powers a year out from the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell what Rassie Erasmus is trying to achieve with this Springbok side in the short and long term, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks were physically and mentally outplayed in an away Test for the umpteenth time when they suffered a record defeat to Argentina in Mendoza, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Crusaders handed the attack-minded Lions yet another lesson in finals rugby, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Super Rugby needs a rest week between the semi-finals and final to improve the chances of a fairer contest in the tournament decider, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Lions gave South African rugby fans reason to feel optimistic ahead of the Super Rugby semi-finals and the all-important Rugby Championship, writes JON CARDINELLI.
History may well repeat itself if the Stormers head into the 2019 Super Rugby tournament with the same coaching staff and players, writes JON CARDINELLI.