And so the fairy tale ends

The Southern Spears have abandoned their court action against the South African Rugby Union (SARU) and SA Rugby (Pty) Ltd, the commercial arm of...

Feeding the excuses

Poor logistical arrangements are turning into the Springboks' number one enemy on their northern hemisphere tour. In the latest twist, the Springboks will have their...

Will they hit the target this time?

South African coach Jake White has pledged to target fly-half Charlie Hodgson in a bid to send England tumbling to a record eighth straight...

Dallaglio’s chance to impress

Lawrence Dallaglio has been named as captain of a World XV for a one-off match against South Africa on December 3. Former England skipper Dallaglio...

The Blue Train

An experience that everybody must have dreamt of at one or other time.  I know I have. Southbound, the train with its distinctive sapphire-blue carriages,...

Jake says the future is what counts

Under pressure and close to being fired, Jake White sticks to his guns with a Strauelism Stung by criticism back home, Jake White has come...

How the All Blacks do it

A theme runs through some of the player diaries on the All Blacks' official website. Here's Andy Ellis before the England game: "I struggled...

Result of the draw

Springbok coach Jake White made 11 changes to the side that lost against Ireland last weekend for Saturday's clash with England at Twickenham. There are...

A fan in Ireland on Jake White’s genius

A fan from Ireland wrote this ditty following the excretion the Joke Whine Invitational XV put up against Ireland. I watched Saturday's nightmare in...

England decline hits RFU coffers

England's alarming slump in form has resulted in a significant drop in revenue for the Rugby Football Union. While England have lost their last seven...