Rugby perspectives (or lack of it)

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Did you see Rassie Erasmus’ social media posts about Wayne Barnes after the recent game between France and South Africa? (a game the Boks narrowly lost) Did you feel compelled afterward to send death threats to him and his family, or threaten sexual violence to his partner? No, me neither. True I’m not a South […] READ MORE


World Rugby Rankings show issues with the World Cup draw

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The World Rugby rankings are a fascinating viewing. Gone are the days of the All Blacks scoffing at the enormous gap between themselves and the rest. After the Autumn Nations series, there are noteworthy shifts in rugby’s pecking order. It reveals that ideally, World Cup draws should be done much closer to the tournament start […] READ MORE


Autumn International Series: Springboks lay down World Cup marker

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The Springboks have roared back into being one of the favorites for the World Cup next year. They utterly destroyed England at Twickenham on Saturday despite being at half-strength. They join Ireland and France as genuine contenders. There were upsets, led by Georgia’s memorable win over Wales, last-minute thrillers, and plenty of controversies. Charlie Inglefield […] READ MORE


Ireland beat the Springboks: Obvious Bok mistakes

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Ireland beat the Springboks in Dublin on Saturday. Ireland was better on the night, but there are some obvious Bok mistakes that cannot be overlooked and need to be questioned. When Ireland beat the Springboks on Saturday, it was not a surprise. Most pundits picked Ireland to win by between five to eight points. Those […] READ MORE


Springbok Rugby flyhalf depth: Next please!

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Springbok Rugby flyhalf depth has been keeping fans busy in discussions since the last Test played against Argentina in Durban as part of the Rugby Championship. The discussion raised its head after Head Coach Jacques Nienaber elected to play veteran Frans Steyn at flyhalf. The first Test in 14 years that he played in the […] READ MORE


Springbok Women’s Rugby: A gem in the making

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Springbok Women’s Rugby may not be well known by many, so Women’s Month in South Africa is the ideal time to share a little more information about how the South African rugby ladies are doing. Ryan Jordan compiled this article with context information supplied by SA Rugby. Springbok Women’s Rugby is well set for future […] READ MORE



Wales tour of South Africa: What Welsh fans can expect in 2022

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Wales men’s rugby team arrived in beautiful but turbulent South Africa this week. The South African nation isn’t alone in experiencing tumult. Truth be told it is a current global phenomenon. Will the men’s XVs rugby provide an entertaining diversion from our perplexing and worrying news cycle? Something that the Lions tour of last year […] READ MORE