JON CARDINELLI considers where the top nations should rank going into the World Cup in Japan.
The World Cup warm-up between Japan and South Africa highlighted the importance of fitness and smart bench management at a tournament staged in punishing heat, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Springbok wing Chester Williams will be remembered as a South African hero on and off the pitch, writes JON CARDINELLI.
JON CARDINELLI looks back at Japan’s famous win over the Springboks on the opening weekend of the 2015 World Cup.
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.
JON CARDINELLI compares the balance between youth and experience in the 2019 World Cup squad with those that travelled to the 2015, 2011 and 2007 tournaments.
Rassie Erasmus could not have selected a much stronger 31-man squad for the World Cup in Japan, writes JON CARDINELLI in Johannesburg.
The fact that Rassie Erasmus is spoiled for choice on the eve of the World Cup goes to show how far this Springbok side has come, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The All Blacks will have a point to prove at the World Cup after a disappointing Rugby Championship campaign as well as a drop down the rankings, writes JON CARDINELLI.
JON CARDINELLI looks at the forwards used by the Springboks since 2018 and why Rassie Erasmus faces a healthy selection headache ahead of the World Cup squad announcement.