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


Springboks Whitewash France

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From Last Word on Rugby, Ryan Jordan A crowd of 55820 supporters saw the Springboks whitewash France 3 – 0 in their Test series, wrapping it up with 35 -12 win in Johannesburg. Springboks Whitewash France South Africa– Tries: Jesse Kriel, Eben Etzebeth, Malcolm Marx, Rudy Paige. Conversions : Elton Jantjies (3). Penalties: Elton Jantjies […] READ MORE



Sport and Politics Make Strange Bedfellows: a Short Rugby History

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Last Word on Rugby, by Scott Hornell. With the Prime Ministers of Japan and New Zealand present, diplomacy was in full action while cradling the game of rugby union. Many will see benefits and shortfalls in the dichotomy of this relationship. Sport and Politics make strange bedfellows, but over time the relationship has brought benefit […] READ MORE




Springbok 2016 Season Worst in History

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From Last Word on Rugby, Ryan Jordan The Springbok 2016 season will go down in history as their worst season on record and no amount of excuses will address the issues that are at the core of this dismal failure. Springbok 2016 Season Worst in History There are a number of different issues that contrived […] READ MORE