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Happy Birthday David



Happy Birthday to one of Ruggaworld’s founding Fathers….

We love you being from the other side of the N14 and giving us your “always” direct perspective on things and your love for our referees is beyond this world. Hope you have a great day

Happy New Year 2014!!


Designs-for-Kids_-Happy-New-Year-2014-n-4-780x780From all of the us, we wish you a Happy New Year and may 2014 bring you all the love joy and wishes you may have. Looking forward to a “jam” packed rugby season lying ahead for us in the new year.

Thank you to everyone for all your support and chats over the past year and we are looking forward to clash with each Titan again as the year progress.

Be kind to your liver! (Morne and Wentzel) and enjoy 2014.



Could have been better, could have been worse


Guest writer Mike Bersiks gives an analysis nof the Boks’ performance against Italy.



South Africa never looked like losing this Test, so says Mike Bersiks, our guest writer as he embarks on an analysis of the Scotland test match.

Will the last guy to leave get the lights please?


Bye, bye Miss American Pie… Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry… Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey in Rye… Singin’ this’ll be the day that I die… This’ll be the day that I die…

How our flyhalves shape up


DavidS takes some measurements, gets a headache… and a surprise!

Peter Bills sucks and Kiwi cheating


A few years ago… okay more’n 20 (i.e. the 80’s) Tony Greig famously questioned Merv Hughes’ inclusion in the Aussie ODI squad to face Sri Lanka. Fat Merv opened the bowling, Fat Merv ripped Lanka to pieces… and Bill Lawrie similarly gloated on air “Stick thadup yer arse Tony Greig!”… I have a similar gloat today….

24 hours


What a strange 24 hours in the Ras household.

Insulting provincial fans in South Africa


DavidS takes a look at different provincial fans and sees if he can insult the lot.

Confessions of a Drunken RugRat


Saturday saw 3 rugrats meet up for the Sharks vs Cheetah game – The venue, Jollie Rogers in Greenside, Johannesburg. Report by Shields

Five matches, three abroad, no losses


Can it get any better than this? Five South African teams playing and not a single loss registered. Wonderful stuff. Plenty of monkey’s off the back too.

The campaign for REAL rugby


RuggaWorld reader, Vinnie, is so incensed by the proposed law changes currently under trial that he has put pen to paper to air his concerns. What are your views?

Rugga World – the ideal


Some people take every comment as indicative of site policy or article as a ’site’ article.

Why the Boks Will Lift the World Cup Again


Rugga World reader, Cab, has examined the options and concluded that there is no reason the Springboks cannot win the world cup in France next year.

Of professionalism and transformation


Since 1910, of the records I can find, we’ve played 334 matches…

Boks vs World XV – my take


Predictably young Fransie Steyn picked up the Man of the Match award but there would have been few complaints amongst the largely South African crowd if it had gone to giant Danie Rossouw. My take:

Springbok practise


Seeing as the Springboks were in town today, practising at the local Wasps training ground, I decided to pop in for a quick observation.

ORACLE says: close and a cigar



The Oracle’s had a look at the ayahuasco plants of South America. She smoked them and had a vision.

Understanding Albert van den Berg


Rugga World reader, Shields, explores our tight five combinations and postulates that there is reason behind Jake’s thinking

Roller-coaster… of life


The emotional roller-coaster ride of the Currie Cup Final we, the supporters, went on, and the big-dipper of the EOYT squad selection begs the question, if we experience such highs and lows: “What happens in the minds of the players??

Raising Expectations


What are you expecting from the upcoming Semi’s and Finals? What are the players and coaches expecting? The Best in Sport manage their own expectations and formulate top-class expectations – The Brand investigates.