Opinion: SA A side for Saxons clash?

April 25, 2016 0
The SA A side has arrived on the scene once again for South Africa and I have decided to have a look at the potential players that have a great shot at getting a call up, writes Benedict Chanakira. I will look at the potential 30 man squad with players in consideration being potential Springboks…

Playing smart and some advice for the Beast

April 10, 2016 4
Passing and how the forwards take up the ball- the art of passing. Either players in South Africa have been instructed not to pass or they find the art pointless is debateable. Countless times this weekend players and more worryingly midfielders (12 & 13) have the option to pass when there are players on the…

The Lions reborn…

March 6, 2016 2
In 2009 when the Springboks were busy with the British & Irish Lions Tour, something else was happening at Ellis Park, the Jake White-Winning Ways team was conducting an audit, writes Benedict Chanakira This was by far the best of all the Lions stories I have read when looking back. SA Rugby magazine managed to…

Rugby- A hooligan’s game filling up with hooligans

January 10, 2016 4
A hooligan’s game, played by gentle man. I have no dispute on how great rugby can be and is. When compared to football and the petty issues that surround all the other sports one gets the impression rugby is all but a heavenly game. For South Africa once a long time ago Nelson Mandela alongside…

It’s just the first game – England

September 19, 2015 7
It was not the start many expected.  Neutrals were left on the edges of their seats while the home side's fans looked pretentious.  Fiji started erratically with Ben VolaVola knocking on a simple kick from George Ford. The England scrum looked shaky with the Fijian set piece impressive, especially after a double shove saw the…

Wallabies in World XV squad to face Japan

August 10, 2015 0
[caption id="attachment_55441" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photograph: Chris Hyde/Getty Images[/caption]   Australia will have a number of their players playing a key role in their match fitness by being part of a fixture against the Japanese onnSaturday August 15 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo. One will be wondering if it wasn't possible to rope…

The clock is ticking…

August 4, 2015 4
The deciding week in the Rugby Championship. South Africa will go into the last test having all but secured third spot on the log unless they succumb to a shock loss. Will Pieter-Steph du toit feature in the fourth game with the former Sharks lock having managed to get a few minutes against the Lions…

Wallabies change seven!

July 23, 2015 6
[caption id="attachment_54709" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images[/caption]   The Wallabies have managed to make seven changes to the side that beat the Springboks in the last minute of play. Michael Hooper finds himself on the bench with Zimbabwean-born David Pocock moving into the starting side. Matt Toomua also comes in for the absent Matt…

Schalk or Kriel?

June 19, 2015 22
Look at the stats and the answer is clear. So I hear many folks saying that "on form" Schalk Burger certainly deserves a call up to the Bok squad... but why look at "on form"... I mean.. what determines who is "on form" and who not. So in order to determine who is "on form"…

Dok Danie Craven se kroegstorie

October 12, 2014 6
Dok Danie Craven – hy sou Saterdag verjaar het – was geen drinker nie, maar daar was tog die dag toe hy die hoteleienaar gedwing het om 'n kroeg oop te stel. Craven was ook 'n man wat in geregtigheid geglo het en is dikwels deur die apartheidsbeleid gekortwiek, nie net wat rugbytoere betref nie.…

Absa Currie Cup Round 3 Preview

August 22, 2014 3
We have a look at this weekends Currie Cup fixtures and squads [caption id="attachment_46357" align="aligncenter" width="593"] ABSA Currie Cup[/caption] Pumas vs Griquas On the face of it this sounds like a game that could be skipped to in order to gain some brownie points for Saturday but on further inspection this one my contain a…

Preview : South Africa vs Argentina

August 15, 2014 4
The Springboks kick of their 2014 Castle Rugby Championship campaign with a fixture against the Pumas at Loftus Versveld Pretoria by Clayton Saville Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has rolled out the heavies for this game and it’s pretty clear that that his intention is to put the hurt on the Pumas irrespective of what his…

Absa Currie Cup Round 2 Previews

August 14, 2014 3
Its round 2 of the 2014 instalment if the Absa Currie Cup and we give you all the lineups and our thoughts - By Clayton Saville [caption id="attachment_46493" align="aligncenter" width="639"] Xerox Golden Lions[/caption] Sharks vs Pumas - 15 August 19:00 Durban The Sharks will be looking to making a point at home after so nearly…

Locals in Japan

November 6, 2013 10
Twitterite and RW commentator Sackey has been following our local stars in Japan and gives us a lowdown on what is happening to our boys there.             Hi, dear South African rugby lovers, I’m a big Bok fan from the Far East As you ALREADY know these days so many…

The EOYT and what we can expect

October 31, 2013 5
Benedict Chanakira gives us his previews on our opponents in the EOYT.     Wales - Has to be the best side in the Northern Hemisphere. The current Six Nations champions. Warren Gatland has a youthful side that poses some serious threats for any opposition. We won’t forget how Wales came close to beating the…
1 2 3 5