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Opinion – We pick our World Team for 2018

We have come to the end of a long season for all the guys in the South. It has been a great End of Year...

We pick our test side for Wales…..

That time of the week again where we give our guys the chance to play Springbok Selector. It is the last test of the year...

Player burnout may add to Erasmus worries

One of any national coach biggest concerns going into a World Cup is injuries. With the amount of matches players are playing in these days...

What more must Dobson do to get recognised by WP Rugby?

As supporters we may not always have the inside information on why the decisions are made on which players or coaches Unions contract, but...

Nabetragting – Needed better from Springboks

Lets get it out of the way from the start, it was a poor performance from the Springboks in PE on Saturday when they...

Nabetragting – Springboks falls flat

It is difficult to get pass the point that the same Springboks side can turn from bonus point winners to getting smash in Argentina...

Nabetragting – Etzebeth stands out for Boks

The Springboks started their 2018 Castle Lager Rugby Championship campaign with a bonus point win over Argentina. It was not close to perfect but it...

Erasmus first test team do not shout out Rugby Champions

Facts are the Springboks under Rassie Erasmus are 2 from 4 test and the talks of a Springbok rival is a bit premature at...

Erasmus need to get it spot on with trio

Going into the Rugby Championships for the Springboks to be successful they need a few things to be done right with a little bit...

Where lies SA’s Super Rugby problem?

I have seen allot of talk about the South Africa poor show yet again in this years Super Rugby competition. With only the Lions and...

What to do with a fit again Whiteley?

Warren Whiteley has been a great leader on and off the field for the Golden Lions, Lions and Springboks, but I find it very...

Nabetragting – Springboks seal the series in Bloefontein

If we did not had enough last week the Boks had to start bad again this week in Bloemfontein. It was a double celebration with...

Still hard work ahead for Springboks

To think that all is now suddenly well with Springbok rugby is as much an far fetch idea as electric cars saving our planet. Although...

Springbok carrot rating

There was always the hope but in some way we did doubt the Springboks getting a win in the first test against England. After 18...

Nabetragting – Springboks stun England

It was 18 minutes of some brilliant rugby in that first half to take a comfortable 24-3 lead. At this moment I am sure most...

Looking ahead – Springboks v England 1st test

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has played his cards for the first of three test this weekend against England when he named his team. There was...

Nabetragting – Super Rugby Week 6

Round 6 was yet another weekend of disappointing results from the South African teams as only the Stormers were able to get a win...

Nabetragting – Super Rugby Week 5

One thing I came to the conclusion this weekend was if you want to have a perfect score in your SuperBru prediction, then pick...

Coetzee still confusing in his selections

One can understand that Springbok fans will be confused with how Coetzee try and justify his selections. In the one statement he explain that he...

Pollard part of the white Afrikaner privilege?

A mixed reaction have followed with the Springbok touring squad that was announced this week by Allister Coetzee. Coetzee decided to send youngster Curwin Bosch...

Canes, Saders, Lions and Chiefs for the win this weekend

To get to the final is much about momentum than anything else when it comes to the business end of Super Rugby and their...

Coetzee have better pool to pick from

Things are working out nicely for Springbok coach Allister Coetzee for the Castle Rugby Championship which starts next month. Not just did the Springboks...

Time to step up

The Lions, Stormers and Sharks have secured a place in the play-offs this coming weekend and will fight hard to move on to the...

All Blacks still miles in front of the rest

I been told the last couple of weeks that the All Blacks are beatable, that the Lions will beat them and now the Aussies...

What to expect from Springboks in Rugby Championships

Just before we close the book on the June Internationals and the Springboks series win over France we have to look at what is...

Whiteley Springboks show potential

It was the way many wanted the Springboks to have started last year with dominance in a 80 min game and showing the potential...

Time that Deon Davids gets recognition

The Southern Kings have been a revelation this year under head coach Deon Davids with his team sitting on the same log points (19)...

The dark side: Profiling – Transformation Savior or Curse?

Profiling is the use of personal characteristics or behavior patterns to make generalizations about a person, as in gender profiling. The desire to be physically...

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...

BlitzBoks – The beacon of South African rugby

“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...

Unknown stars to watch from the Blue Bulls, Stormers & Southern Kings

In the second part of Benedict look at the stars that should we look at the ‘Unknown stars’ to watch from the Blue Bulls,...

Unknown stars to watch for Lions, Sharks & Cheetahs

We tend to look at the stars that should rather than the stars that could most of the times when it comes to Super...

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...

2016 Team of the Year….

  Although 2016 was clearly not the year of the Springboks nor SA Rugby for that matter the rest of the world gave us much to...

Broken Springbok…

Disregard the media foreplay Allister Coetzee is using, the Springbok environment is not healthy and there is a losing culture in the dressing room,...

Coaching rugby is not playing rugby…

Coaching in South Africa and many other roles in rugby have laid out a perception that roles are only reserved for ex-provincial or international...

Bok Ratings – Another epic fail

It is getting harder and harder to firstly stay positive doing these ratings and secondly stop yourself not giving most players negative ratings. It...

#WhatMustFall ?

In South Africa it is just too easy to when the Springboks do not perform to blame the coach and demand that #ThatDudeMustFall. Why is...

Pressure on Bok forwards…

The most entertaining teams in the world have players who do the hard yards for them, writes Benedict Chanakira Barcelona have a few characters in Javier...

Coetzee have lost my trust…again…

I was never a real fan of Allister Coetzee while he was coaching Western Province and the Stormers and it was not that he...

Travis Ismaiel, The Blue Bulls’ deadliest weapon

Travis Ismaiel is one of the wingers that has glided under the radar in this year’s Super Rugby, writes Benedict Chanakira What the winger offers is...

Players Ratings – Mohoje the best of the lot

This week Benedict Chanakira will do his spectrum ratings on this weeks performances of your Springboks in the lost against the Argentinians on Saturday.   The BC...

Currie Cup Preview – Make or break for some teams

The Currie Cup moves into week 4 and it is a case of some teams that need to start winning, some that want to...

Time for Jantjies to come good…

Allister Coetzee have stuck with the same players at pivot positions again for this weekend test match against Argentina which do show that he...

Ruggaworld talks to Warren Potgieter

At just 22 years old, Warren Potgieter has only managed to play a few games as injuries plague the Valke 10, writes Benedict Chanakira Over the...

Springbok Ratings – Faf and Oupa lead the way

It was the first Castle Rugby Championship match for the Springboks class of 2016 and also Springbok coach Coetzee first real test since he...

Wobbling Wallabies

The Mighty All Blacks dismantled a hapless, directionless Australian side at the ANZ Stadium in Australia, writes Benedict Chanakira The All Blacks looked to not even...

Loubscher exposes fractured coaching system

Transformation has been a ripe topic in the last few weeks and unfortunately is not going away and the best we can do is...

What should South African “Blue Print” be?

Some interesting facts came out last week when I saw a Sharksworld article which beg the question if the opinion the last year that...

Crusaders teach Reds a rugby lession

As predicted the Crusaders was just too good for the Reds on Friday morning when they beat them 38 to 5 in Christchurch, writes Jacques...