The Currie Cup – Past, Present and Future

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The Currie Cup is one of the oldest domestic competitions in rugby history and it kick’s off next month. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) is touting a ‘shortened format’ as providing more action – and viewers – for the century old competition. Although, fans are lobbing a lot of criticism their way because of […] READ MORE



Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby sides sit ‘in wait’ as African Conference begins 2018

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Week One of the 2018 Super Rugby season will feel a little strange.  This year, Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby sides must sit ‘in wait’ for their African Conference colleagues to complete the opening weekend alone. Usually, all teams have a big turnout. In years past, that has meant Thursday matches, double and sometimes triple-headers. […] READ MORE


Springboks Poor Performance Against Ireland Could See the End of Coetzee

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The Springboks poor performance against Ireland proved that their great display against New Zealand in Cape Town was not the hoped-for rebirth of South African rugby. Springboks Poor Performance Against Ireland Sitting down to write this article, the initial intention was to put together an analysis of the game and to highlight the key moments […] READ MORE




Key Thoughts After Super Rugby Round 15

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The key thoughts after Super Rugby Round 15 for this scribe is where the South African Rugby Union (SARU) are headed with the Super Rugby competition. Key Thoughts After Super Rugby Round 15 This is not a discussion about the complexity of the current format. We know it is a mess. The competition is too […] READ MORE



Adriaan Strauss Not to Blame for Springbok Failure

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A common question raised by many fans and commentators in South African Rugby – “is Adriaan Strauss a bad Springbok?” If you hear some pundits and many of the Boks followers, it’s commonly claimed that Strauss is one of the worst players within Allister Coetzees’ setup. Statements made are that “he doesn’t tackle”, “Malcolm Marx brings more […] READ MORE