Every junior school rugby team had that one oversized kid they used to bulldoze the ball over the line, and the same is true of the Craven Week teams.
If you’re a Springbok fan then 2016 was a year to forget, although it was the year that Franco Mostert broke into the Bok setup. That made this man very, very happy.
The Junior Boks ran riot against Argentina yesterday, scoring 11 tries during a 72-14 win. Also, how are we feeling ahead of the Bok test against France?
The Junior Boks enjoyed a successful second outing at the U20 World Championships, with their length of the pitch try a very classy effort.
With all the testosterone flying around it’s no surprise that schoolboy rugby matches see the odd fight, but this time around it was the parents who couldn’t help themselves.
The Blitzboks are the toast of the rugby world right now, being crowned world champs after a dominant season. Their PR team has done rather well, too.
Over in Japan the draw for the Rugby World Cup has just taken place, and it hasn’t gone all that swimmingly for the Boks. Then again, it could have been worse.
The Jozi Cats made quite an entrance last year with their marketing campaign, and it seems their hard work is paying off in a big way.
Super Rugby is set to axe three teams from the competition next year, and two of those will come from our shores. So do they merge, or do they head overseas?
Bryan may be on the other side of 30, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of life left in those legs. Check out his try from the weekend for proof.
Rugby at Newlands is usually a good day out, even if the Lions pip the Stormers in a local derby, but 2023 could bring big changes.
Chances are you’ve seen the behind-the-magic that sealed a Stormers win over the weekend, but Dillyn Leyds has some competition for moment of the week.
It’s been a very busy week, what with the country thrown into turmoil and all that, but let’s backtrack a little and enjoy the best sporting moments of the past weekend.
Jean may have racked up more than 100 caps for the Boks during his career, but that doesn’t mean he is going to hold his tongue when it comes to the current mess.
Rugby lover Rais Frost conducted extensive interviews with players leaving SA as part of his thesis, and what he found sheds some new light on the problem.
Sometimes it’s good to stop worrying about the Boks, and have a chuckle at the mishaps rugby throws our way. These are all pretty special efforts.
Another day, more prominent rugby voices talking out against the mess that is SA rugby. Drop goal hero Joel Stransky and lovable rogue Schalk Burger now.
The rugby world watched on in horror as the Boks fell apart over the weekend, and now things are going from bad to worse. Duane, we’ll start with you.
Mention the word rugby this week and you might be the recipient of a few death stares and the odd rant, but here’s something we can actually look forward to.
As the All Blacks equalled the Spingbok’s world record winning streak over the weekend, Nick Mallett can only shake his head in the studio. Here’s his view.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that the stats from Saturday’s drubbing won’t make for pretty viewing. Quite how bad they are, though, needs another look.
It’s been a rough few days for All Black scrumhalf Aaron Smith, his antics at an airport in New Zealand coming back to haunt him. Here’s his heartfelt apology.
He might be on top of the rugby world, lauded by pundits for his excellent decision-making, but Aaron Smith has had himself a bit of a shocker.
The old faithful gather once more to analyse the thrashing we received at the hands of the All Blacks in Christchurch. Of course there’s foul language.
It would be fair to say all is not well in South African rugby at present, and this weekend was another illustration of our shortcomings. Let’s rehash that pain.
Nelson Mandela, Francois Pienaar, Kitch Christie – all names immortalised during the 1995 Rugby World Cup. You prepared to pay for your nostalgia?
For many South Africans the dream of representing the Springboks begins at a young age, but few have had as many obstacles to overcome as Siya.