The set-piece battle between the Lions and Sharks on Saturday sent out another stark reminder about the match-defining perils of a malfunctioning scrum, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Proteas were thumped 5-1 in the ODI series and still show no evidence of having an active game plan.
The next few rounds of Super Rugby will give us a more accurate idea of where the South African teams stand in relation to their more fancied New Zealand counterparts, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Proteas bowlers disappointed as much as the batsmen in the humiliating 5-1 series defeat to India.
On the basis of experience, form guide and squad depth, Mamelodi Sundowns are clear-cut favourites to clinch their eighth league title as well as the Nedbank Cup, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
CRAIG LEWIS identifies 10 overseas-based players who Rassie Erasmus should consider adding to his Bok plans for the 2019 World Cup.
England’s bruising battle against Wales at Twickenham served up some valuable lessons for Rassie Erasmus and South African rugby, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Those who believe in the purity of sport won’t be applauding the decision to invite Justin Gatlin to South Africa, writes GARY LEMKE.
The Proteas have to show more urgency and innovation against the Indian spinners in the remaining ODI matches, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks’ chances at the 2019 World Cup will hinge on the changes made to the South African rugby system this season, writes JON CARDINELLI.