Makazole Mapimpi: The Man Behind The Hype

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From Last Word on Rugby, Ryan Jordan Southern Kings flyer Makazole Mapimpi has enjoyed a meteoric rise from playing club rugby to earning a South Africa A starting spot. It is still early days in Makazole Mapimpi’s professional career, but he has shown pace, finishing ability and a lot of heart. It is not impossible […] READ MORE


Super Rugby Round 12: The African Conferences Key Takeouts

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From Last Word on Rugby, Ryan Jordan Super Rugby Round 12 produced most of the expected results, except for the Southern Kings upset win over the Sharks. In their third year of competition it was the Kings first triumph over a fellow South African franchise. Whether you love them or hate them, we have to […] READ MORE






A Privatised South African Rugby

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A privatised South African rugby is critical A privatised South African rugby is critical and the 2016 Super Rugby season could not have been clearer in the urgency of a serious discussion around the matter. The player drain to Japan and Europe and the inability, or unwillingness of SARU to fix the Southern Kings ‘problem’ is […] READ MORE


South African Super Rugby Report Card Part One

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The regular season is done with and we take a look at the South African Super Rugby Report card part one, the three teams that did not make the playoffs. South African Super Rugby Report Card One Southern Kings So many times this year, we have used the words “plucky” or “tenacious “, but victorious […] READ MORE