SA Rugby must strive to add a coach with a different way of thinking to the Springbok setup from next year, writes CRAIG LEWIS. Can the Boks really rebound from a period of dire stagnation to be regarded as genuine contenders when the 2019 World Cup rolls around in less than two years? Sadly, all the current signs suggest not…. Read more →
Allister Coetzee could learn his fate this week as SA Rugby conducts its review of a 2017 season that yielded just seven wins, writes CRAIG LEWIS. Towards the end of last week, SA Rugby’s executive and general councils met in Cape Town to address a range of subjects, but Coetzee’s position was not on the agenda at that time. However,… Read more →
The venues for the Springboks’ three home Rugby Championship matches in 2018 have been confirmed. South Africa will host Argentina at Kings Park in their opening match on 18 August, followed by the two away legs (three Tests) between 25 August and 15 September. Upon their return home, they will take on the Wallabies at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium… Read more →
Misconceptions and prejudices related to the subject of so-called ‘quota’ selections must be eradicated if we are to move forward as a rugby nation, writes CRAIG LEWIS. On Saturday, just three players of colour started the Springboks’ Test against Wales. Yet, in the aftermath of another disappointing defeat, there was the usual routine in certain sectors on social media where transformation… Read more →
Some key discussions and decisions will take place when SA Rugby’s executive and general councils meet at the end of this week, writes CRAIG LEWIS. At a time when Allister Coetzee’s job hangs in the balance following another disappointing season, it’s worth keeping in mind the constitutional changes that were made towards the end of last year. On that occasion, it… Read more →
Jake White says SA Rugby’s boardroom leaders should be held just as accountable as coach Allister Coetzee for the Springboks’ woes. In his latest column for AllOutRugby, the 2007 World Cup-winning coach questioned why Coetzee was receiving all the blame when there were also other factors at play during the Boks’ spiral to sixth place in the world rankings. ‘So how did… Read more →
The loss of South African rugby’s intellectual property is just as damning as the chronic player drain, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Rassie Erasmus has officially taken up his new position as director of rugby, but will not be directly involved with any national team until next year.
Rugby Africa president Abdelaziz Bougja says SA Rugby ignored the organisation instead of asking for its 2023 World Cup backing.