Ruggaworld talks to Cheetahs Paul Schoeman

April 19, 2016 3
Fresh from a hat trick against the Sunwolves Benedict Chanakira caught up with the Cheetahs player before they jetted off to a tough tour. A section of the fans are divided as to which position the man should play and how effective he can be in a side. Paul Schoeman known as ‘Tier’ has been…

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

April 2, 2016 28
So there will be a huge shock if Allister (seriously need to learn how to spell his name) Coetzee is not named as the new Springbok coach in a few days, writes Benedict Chanakira There has been a lot of focus on just what he didn’t do at the Stormers. His poor record in knock…

The new England?

March 24, 2016 2
[caption id="attachment_63152" align="aligncenter" width="540"] (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)[/caption] 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 turnaround the RFU were hoping for has been quicker than they could have ever imagined. Wales were uncharacteristically flat in their…

Old and grumpy or just two different games?

March 12, 2016 9
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 Scottish and England 7's.  Before coaching he played in the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Another year of 6 Nations rugby arrives and another year of me pondering whether…

Make Ackermann Bok coach

March 10, 2016 5
Stuff it, says TANK LANNING in his Sport24 column this week, forget this hogwash about him not being ready for the job – Let’s make Lions coach Johan Ackermann the Bok coach, writes Tank Lanning Stuff it, I say. Forget this hogwash about him not being ready for the job. Let’s make Lions coach Johan…

Super Rugby Preview- Sunwolves to break duck?

March 9, 2016 0
  I had a spring in my step this Monday, after an impressive six from seven in my predictions last week. If I was a betting man I would have been pretty wealthy from what I hear. Unfortunately all that I managed was to inflate my ego which could very well be bruised this week,…

Rassie disillusioned, heading abroad?

March 1, 2016 14
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 A massive red flag seems set to fly as SA Rugby suffers it’s first victim of the tug of war between SARU president Oregan Hoskins and CEO Jurie Roux. Zelim Nel…

SR Round 1: Who will be the winners?

February 22, 2016 2
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 does he?.... Rome was not built in a day as the ancient saying goes and it took time, desire and actual work to have built the great Empire. The start of a…

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

February 17, 2016 4
As pessimism rises about the merits of the approaching Super whiz bang rugby series All Black coach Steve Hansen has urged caution about making any premature judgments. The uneven draw, extensive travel schedule and lopsided talent in the conferences has drawn widespread doubt about the virtues of the expanded 18 team series. "They have made…

Roux is not the problem

February 16, 2016 3
South African rugby will never move forward until we as the public realise that rugby decisions are not made by rugby people, but rather individuals with personal and political agendas. If you follow my opinions you will know my utter disdain for all things Western Province and Stormers rugby at the moment. What I came…

Poaching, steroids in schools

February 16, 2016 0
The day Rugby Union turned professional everything changed, this beast we all are complaining about is one of our own creation, the values, beliefs, ethos all went down the drain for most involved in the game. Rugby became another beast, it was fuelled by competition, pride and desire to be the best at any cost.…

Leave the Rhino safe our players

February 12, 2016 13
Seeing CJ Stander playing for Ireland last weekend give one that sickening feeling about South African rugby and one wonder if we will ever be able to firstly keep our talented youngsters in the country and secondly keep South African rugby str0ng. Stander have spoken out in the news papers this week that his decision…

John Mitchell: Back doing what he loves best

February 3, 2016 1
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 former All Blacks coach it represents a return to high-profile coaching after a spell as director of rugby at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and CEO to a South African packaging manufacturer.…

Agaba a bright star on the rise

February 1, 2016 1
Tim Agaba from East London caught the attention of the rugby public in 2013 when he played number eight in the Varsity Cup for tIthe Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Madibaz) in Port Elizabeth. Since then he played for the Eastern Province Kings and the Sharks and is now part of the SA Academy Sevens Team…

Super Rugby going downhill?

January 30, 2016 3
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 of the six that have done it before, but for the other four coaches it will become real on the weekend of 26th of February. The Stormers have at…
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