Coaching makes the difference, not player talent

February 6, 2017 4

Tweet Coaches, unlike players or referees, have no societies or governing bodies to enforce a clear development path and programme for them to follow, writes Benedict Chanakira It remains an open avenue with no standards or […]

BlitzBoks – The beacon of South African rugby

January 30, 2017 3

Tweet “We’re average players who put their bodies on the line for each other,” said Seabelo Senatla, these are words that have a hint of truth, writes Benedict Chanakira Most of the Sevens players are on […]

Springboks in defense wilderness

September 18, 2016 11

Tweet No communication, no spacing and no alignment, by Benedict Chanakira The Springbok defence started off valiantly, only for it all to implode as the game went on. The system is clearly not working and has […]

Part 2 – England’s Backrow conundrum

May 2, 2016 8

Tweet (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images) The Eddie Jones era by general consensus has started well. The honeymoon period will end when England arrive in Australia and they take on Michael Cheika’s new and improved […]

Opinion: SA A side for Saxons clash?

April 25, 2016 0

Tweet 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 […]

Playing smart and some advice for the Beast

April 10, 2016 4

Tweet 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 […]

The Lions reborn…

March 6, 2016 2

Tweet 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 […]

It’s just the first game – England

September 19, 2015 7

Tweet 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 […]

Wallabies in World XV squad to face Japan

August 10, 2015 0

Tweet   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 […]

The clock is ticking…

August 4, 2015 4

Tweet 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 […]

Wallabies change seven!

July 23, 2015 6

Tweet   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 […]

Schalk or Kriel?

June 19, 2015 22

Tweet 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 […]

Dok Danie Craven se kroegstorie

October 12, 2014 6

Tweet 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.

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