Toasting a Titan

Kieran Read, who is poised to win his 100th Super Rugby cap, deserves every plaudit that comes his way, writes RYAN VREDE.

De Villiers deserves better

Jean de Villiers will win his 100th Super Rugby cap on Friday, but getting him through to the World Cup in one piece seems unlikely, writes RYAN VREDE.

Bulls in big trouble

The Bulls are facing a season that could get uglier than their diabolical 2008 campaign and Frans Ludeke seems powerless to stop it, writes RYAN VREDE.

Perspective needed on Catrakilis

In the context of the Stormers' game plan, Demetri Catrakilis is an infinitely better option than Elton Jantjies, but don't expect him to be the piece of the puzzle that ends their title drought, writes RYAN VREDE.