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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lambie, Carter sparkle in feisty Round 6

The Super Rugby team of the week has got to be one of the easiest I have had to compile. By: Ruggaworld's Benedict Chanakira  This was a...

Mallett – Unacceptable from Bismarck

What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about the weekend's matches involving South African teams. On Bismarck du Plessis' red card 'He...

The Big Three – John Mitchell

John Mitchell outlines what sets the three conference leaders apart from the rest of the log. John Mitchell writes for the new Vodacom Rugby Portal   The...

SOS -Save Our Springboks

So all week we heard it, "Wales' best chance to beat Boks"! Well it happened and it’s not like we expected more right? by...

Club Rugby News from Danny’s Desk

Welcome to another edition of Danny’s Desk where you can find all relevant club rugby information We’re now at the business-end of the season...

Players too look out for in 4N

With the Castle Lager Rugby Championship starting soon  Benedict Chanakira looks at some players that should shine in this years tournament for their teams. I...

A clash of contrasts – Brendan Venter

Brendan Venter gave his view on the Super Rugby semi finals on his regular talk on www.supersport.com Prior to our 1995 World Cup-winning campaign, the...

All Black dream fading

"The Pacific Islands - The All Blacks have sucked them dry for years, giving virtually nothing back." NZ Herald - Chris Rattue Steve Hansen sounded like a...

Will Smal steady the ship?

Brendan Venter wrote on Supersport website on the Gert Smal appointment at WP Rugby this week. I believe the appointment of Gert Smal as Western...

Bulls guilty of hoarding

The Bulls are guilty of hoarding players to detriment of the players and the franchise, writes BRENDAN VENTER. SuperSport History has shown that whenever the...

Matfield’s high praise is premature

Victor Matfield made a bolt statement over the weekend when he proclaim his ambition to play for the Springboks again in next years World Cup, by...

Teichmann: Bulldoze Wales!

Former Springbok captain Gary Teichmann has given the Springboks advice on how to beat Wales in their Test in Cardiff on Saturday. By: Sport24 The Springboks...

Border Rugby Part 2 – a visit and the future

Benedict Chanakira visits the East London sides and gives his views. I decided to look into the fight between the union and Pty. Accusations of...

Border Rugby – its future and past Part 1

Our new columnist Benedict Chanakira takes a look at Border's past with a view to the future.     Border Rugby Union has been in the media...

Preview the semi finals

Rats join me in welcoming a new columnist, Benedict Chanakira to our roster of experts. Today he previews the semis for us. DHL Western Province...

The Scrumming Monsters

Finally an article that describes the scrum set-piece in a way that gets even a former backline player excited about it. And best of...

Refs must take note of AB trends

Brenden Nel in his SuperSport column highlights an obvious trend by the All Blacks first raised by Australian coach, Ewen McKenzie, and something referees...

DuP debacle a miscarriage of justice

"What we saw, in the 15th minute, was the finest of test match tackles and what resulted was a sporting miscarriage of justice." Chris Rattue...

AB’s v Boks – The rivalry to end all rivalries

Came across this awesome piece by Kiwi commentator and good friend of RW, Sumo Stevenson. NZ Herald - Sumo Stevenson For any number of reasons tomorrow's...

RW Exclusive: Greg Peters Answers

SANZAR CEO last week agreed to asnwer Ruggaworld readers' questions. Here are his responses: 1) St PetersburgBok asks: "Why this great concern over providing a...

The REAL log is back

After a break for test matches our resident genius has set out the REAL log...

Coaching: The poisoned chalice

Reds coach, Ewen McKenzie, shares some great insights into rugby coaching and just how tough it is. SMH Coaching is a constant roller-coaster ride, so there...

Bok rugby round-up

The general feeling amongst Bok supporters this morning is one of frustration after the Boks managed to choke out a win against the Scots. I...