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.
Rugby still remains a gentleman’s game, although prop Owen Franks is being called a host of horrid names following an incident over the weekend.
There’s much to be gained from knowing what tactics the opposition intends to use against you, although it all gets messy when they find the recording device.
Given the expanded format of this year’s tournament there was plenty of Super Rugby to enjoy, with these some of the standout moments.
To bring home the trophy the pride of Jozi will have to make history, becoming the first SA side to win a playoff match in New Zealand. Perhaps they can.
At one point or another most of us have thumbed a lift, although it isn’t every day you see the Boks hopping in the back of a police van.
He may have gone on to have a very successful international cricket career, but in his schoolboy days his rugby skills were a sight to behold.
Schoolboy rugby in South Africa, and indeed all school sports, are about to change for the better. Turns out you can stream matches right to your PC.
The most memorable adverts are those that elicit an emotional response, and that’s what these guys were after when they made this Springbok advert.
There were only a handful of Boks who rose to the occasion during the recent series against Ireland, and Faf de Klerk may have been the stand out.
Being an international referee is a largely thankless task, and if you happen to make a blooper on the biggest stage of all people aren’t very forgiving.
For many South Africans the two go hand in hand, and a Saturday at the rugby ain’t the same without the tasty treat. Check this out then.
Allister Coetzee has named his matchday 23 to take on Ireland, with one lucky Lions player rewarded for his fantastic form.
As the Springboks ready themselves to take on the visitors from Ireland, the ANC Youth League are making sure it is known that they won’t back down.
As the upcoming tests against Ireland grow nearer speculation about the Bok captaincy rages on. It appears we may all be wrong though.