A lack of competition in the Rugby Championship, and the demise of Australian rugby in particular, is hurting the All Blacks in the buildup to next year’s World Cup, writes JUANDRE JOUBERT.
Ireland’s systematic dismantling of the All Blacks in Dublin affirmed their status as the standout Test side of 2018, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Regardless of Saturday’s result against Nigeria, and the outcome of the African Cup of Nations 2019 qualification campaign, the South African Football Association needs to stick with Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter. DEAN WORKMAN explores.
Thulani Serero will need to do good by all parties concerned following his return to the national team fold for Bafana Bafana’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
After early exits from the MTN8, Caf Champions League and Telkom Knockout and with their struggles in front of goal set to be tested this weekend against Orlando Pirates, it is starting to become clear that Pitso Mosimane’s rebuild of Mamelodi Sundowns will take longer than he may have expected. DEAN WORKMAN explores.
The Springboks have more important matters to concern themselves with than the last-minute refereeing blunder on Saturday, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Too many contests are being ruined by a referee’s decisions – and in some instances, his refusal to take appropriate action – in the dying moments, writes JON CARDINELLI.
More questions will be raised about Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas following his Soweto derby loss against arch-rivals Orlando Pirates, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
The absence of several frontline backs will force Rassie Erasmus to experiment with new individuals and combinations with a view to the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The inclusion of players such as Gio Aplon, Ruhan Nel, Cheslin Kolbe, Sergeal Petersen and Schalk Brits indicates a willingness to think differently when it comes to Bok selection, writes CRAIG LEWIS.