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Oom Rugby – Find space, and play to it!

Oom Rugby is talking about finding the space this week on All Out Rugby website and how to use it. Hi guys. Lot of talk...

Venter – Fantastic leader for competitive Bok squad

The third Springbok training camp held in Johannesburg in preparation for next month's three-Test series against France was an enjoyable experience. We had three fantastic...

Nollis is learning on the job – Jake

Allot of talk after the Bulls humiliating defeat at Loftus last week and former Springbok coach Jake White is normally not far away to...

Coaching makes the difference, not player talent

Coaches, unlike players or referees, have no societies or governing bodies to enforce a clear development path and programme for them to follow, writes...

Sack Bok coaches, players – Fitzpatrick

Former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick says the Springboks need an overhaul to recover from the worst season in team history. “They will have to...

Players need more than just a 007 Agent

The game has developed massively since turning professional in 1995/6 but unfortunately we also now have, like in any business, the good the bad...

Stuart Lancaster ‘not surprised’ at England’s success under Eddie Jones

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Boks body language is pathetic – Bakkies

The most decorated player in rugby history, former Springbok lock Bakkies Botha believes that a lack of commitment among the players is South Africa’s biggest problem. https://soundcloud.com/user-283107240/vodacom-rugby-bakkies-botha-291116  Audio provided...

Unfair to blame 2016 on quotas – Wiese

1995 Rugby World Cup winner Kobus Wiese says South Africa’s worst season cannot be blamed “purely on the quota system” https://soundcloud.com/user-283107240/vodacom-rugby-kobus-wiese-291116 Audio provided by Vodacom Rugby  

Spotlight on sloppy skills

Hi guys. Sometimes when we have a animal that we love very much, and it is in pain, then we must rather take it...

Oom Rugby: Double hits and playing off 10

Hi guys. It is just more than a year ago that I sit here and write about the Springbok loss to Japan in the...

ROSS TUCKER: Stop hoping and get real about the Springboks

Ross was a Senior Lecturer with UCT's Exercise Science and Sports Medicine research unit (ESSM), and High Performance consultant to the Sports Science and writes...

Defence 101…

Allot has been said about the lapses on defence from the Springboks against the English with most people not really understanding the defensive pattern...

Combined Bok, Roses XV

England have continued to grow and it is their systems that are now reflecting their world class potential, writes Benedict Chanakira The English have responded from...

Schalk Burger: ‘South Africa’s future looks quite bleak’

Saracens’ flanker and holder of 86 caps says rugby authorities must become more proactive as young Springboks are increasingly tempted by bigger pay cheques...

Taking back control

Oom Rugby from Vadacom Rugby Website looking back at the massacre in Durban this past weekend   Hi guys. These days writing about the Boks is...

SA Rugby’s problems too big for Indaba – Jake

Jake White spoke to Vodacom Rugby on the state of South African Rugby.... “I don’t think that’s going to help,” former Springbok coach Jake White...

Hansen: Be patient with Boks, Coetzee

The South African public needs to exercise patience and give Allister Coetzee and the Springboks time to gel, writes Lloyd Burnard for Sport 24 That is the...

Allow players to develop

Timing is everything in rugby. One minute too early or too long and you get it completely wrong and it could cost you a...

Ruggaworld talks to Cheetahs Paul Schoeman

Fresh from a hat trick against the Sunwolves Benedict Chanakira caught up with the Cheetahs player before they jetted off to a tough tour....

Do we “Stick” by the new coaching trio…?

So there will be a huge shock if Allister (seriously need to learn how to spell his name) Coetzee is not named as the...

The new England?

Taking stock of the 6 Nations it’s been an interesting tournament, writes Benjamin Pegna The Eddie Jones factor appears to have taken effect and the...

Old and grumpy or just two different games?

Ruggaworld welcome a new member to our family... Benjamin Pegna...Ben currently coaches around the world as a consultant. Amongst teams like London Wasp, London...

Make Ackermann Bok coach

Stuff it, says TANK LANNING in his Sport24 column this week, forget this hogwash about him not being ready for the job – Let’s...

Super Rugby Preview- Sunwolves to break duck?

  I had a spring in my step this Monday, after an impressive six from seven in my predictions last week. If I was a...

Rassie disillusioned, heading abroad?

Rassie Erasmus is set to leave South Africa to coach abroad after becoming disillusioned with the political infighting between the union presidents....reports Vodacom Rugby...

SR Round 1: Who will be the winners?

Benedict have a quick look at the South African teams first week in Super Rugby and try to help you with your SuperBru predictions.....or...

Hansen on new Super Rugby format: Sit back and see if it works

As pessimism rises about the merits of the approaching Super whiz bang rugby series All Black coach Steve Hansen has urged caution about making...

Roux is not the problem

South African rugby will never move forward until we as the public realise that rugby decisions are not made by rugby people, but rather...

Poaching, steroids in schools

The day Rugby Union turned professional everything changed, this beast we all are complaining about is one of our own creation, the values, beliefs,...

Leave the Rhino safe our players

Seeing CJ Stander playing for Ireland last weekend give one that sickening feeling about South African rugby and one wonder if we will ever...

John Mitchell: Back doing what he loves best

Gut instinct persuaded John Mitchell that the USA head coach job was the one for him after two years in rugby’s back waters. For the...

Agaba a bright star on the rise

Tim Agaba from East London caught the attention of the rugby public in 2013 when he played number eight in the Varsity Cup for...

Super Rugby going downhill?

Picture by Rebel Army What is missing in the South African challenge to the Super Rugby of 2016? Well we already have only two coaches out...

Forget the new Springbok coach, who will be captain?

Everybody is waiting to see who SARU appoints as the new Springbok coach to take over from Meyer, but an interesting question was asked...

Fleck look for new era in Stormers rugby

With pre-season preparations in full swing Stormers head coach Robbie Fleck are look to take Stormers rugby in a new direction this year building there own...

Another Springbok comes back injured from Japan

Not too long ago we heard that Western Province and Stormers star Damien De Allende got injured while playing in Japan, and news broke...

Are we resurrecting the Emerging Springboks?

  The rumours are rife and it seems Rassie may well be in the look-in for the Springbok job. Could he be an inspired choice?...

21 Weird and wonderful Facts of 2015

By: ESPN UK Plenty happened in 2015. There was a Rugby World Cup, England left early and a great All Black generation also departed --...

2016…We need a Springbok coach

  By: Jacques Nortier   As we go into 2016 without a replacement for Meyer as Springbok coach, many names have been popping up in the media the last...

The Year that was 2015……

  By: Jacques Nortier   The year 2015 will unfortunately be remember for Springbok losses against Argentina (for the first time), and the biggest shock in world...

Tribute – Meeting with Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu was a remarkable man on the field and off it, Avril Fillies talk about the man that change the face of rugby forever...

Australia & South African statistic sides revealed.

  By: Benedict Chanakira (BC)       South African Stats XV  15. Cheslin Kolbe (Stormers), 14. Ruan Combrinck (Lions), 13. Juan de Jongh (Stormers), 12. Damian de Allende (Stormers), 11....

Mind over matter

During his time out from top-level coaching, John Mitchell has learned how a mentor can have a greater influence on team success by working...

Sharks in shambles, but at least without White training and playing is fun

HE Sharks were quick to dismiss Springbok World Cup-winning coach Jake White last year after a eight-month stint that delivered winning the South African...

Kaplan’s Comments – Restarting with a new ball

By: SARugbyMag.co.za There appeared to be quite a bit of confusion in the wake of Bulls’ Captain, Pierre Spies’ claim that the ref got it...

Rugby Evolution

Welcome to the professional era! Long gone are the days when players must wait for their late thirties to move up North to get...

Discipline must come from within

John Mitchell reveals what his disiplinary system looked like when he was the coach of the All Blacks. Has Gary Gold missed a trick? By:...

Crusaders – Illegal scrumming 101

John Mitchell points out exactly how the Crusaders scrum is milking penalties, and lets the Bulls know what they should do about it. By John...

Schools out! what did we learn?

School is out for the weekend and what was the two Lessons learnt this weekend? By Ruggaworld's Benedict Chanakira  Boring Six Nations? I must give credit were it...