Rassie Erasmus’ decision to back the best available combination from the outset will improve the team’s chances of adapting to conditions and beginning their Japanese sojourn on a high, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The result in Wellington has increased the Springboks’ chances of winning the Rugby Championship and beating the All Blacks at the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
JON CARDINELLI considers where Scott Robertson might rank in the Vodacom Super Rugby hall of fame and whether we will ever see another South African dynasty.
The Vodacom Super Rugby semi-final in Christchurch highlighted New Zealand rugby’s strengths as well as its vulnerabilities. The Springboks would do well to take note, 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.
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.
South Africa’s best teams and players need to rethink their approach to defence sooner rather than later, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Curwin Bosch’s composed performance against the Crusaders should give Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus food for thought, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The next three weeks will reveal whether any of the South African teams have what it takes to beat the Crusaders and challenge for the Vodacom Super Rugby title, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Recent losses to the Hurricanes and Chiefs highlighted the physical and mental deficiencies that continue to plague the South African game, writes JON CARDINELLI.