As the British & Irish Lions series looms, CRAIG LEWIS picks six players who could be bolters for the Springbok squad.
JP Pietersen retired without much fanfare, but his impact on the game will never be forgotten, writes SIMNIKIWE XABANISA in the latest SA Rugby magazine.
In rugby, familiarity breeds success and, with South Africa’s 2019 Rugby World Cup championship squad scattered across the globe, the imminent British & Irish Lions tour is a unique race to cohesion, writes ZELIM NEL.
Raymond Rhule was dropped by the Springboks for his defensive frailties and now he plays in the most defensively demanding position on the pitch. ANDRE-PIERRE CRONJE chronicles Rhule’s resurgence in France.
A spark in form from players such as Damian de Allende should give rise to cautious optimism as the Springboks build towards the British & Irish Lions series, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
While defence guru Jacques Nienaber is head coach of a Bok team renowned for pragmatism, the touring British & Irish Lions should anticipate a few surprises, writes ANDRE-PIERRE CRONJE.
SA Rugby needs a new business model to benefit the big franchises and the smaller unions, writes former Springbok STEFAN TERBLANCHE in the latest SA Rugby magazine.
South Africa’s franchise coaches face a player management challenge in a hectic 2021 season, writes JEAN DE VILLIERS in the latest SA Rugby magazine.
ANDRE-PIERRE CRONJE explores the options the Springbok coaches have at inside centre ahead of the upcoming B&I Lions series.
Stadiums at even quarter capacity would provide at least a semblance of much-needed atmosphere for the Boks’ series against the British & Irish Lions, writes CRAIG LEWIS.