Bulls can’t afford Matfield not giving his full attention as coach

Matfield reportedly wants to iron out some details from other employers before being appointed, suggesting he’s not fully invested in coaching.

Measured soccer fans are traumatised time and again by their clubs going against their better judgment and hiring a former darling player to manage the first team.

Bulls can’t afford Matfield not giving his full attention as coach
Bulls can’t afford Matfield not giving his full attention as coach

Bulls can’t afford Matfield not giving his full attention as coach

Matfield reportedly wants to iron out some details from other employers before being appointed, suggesting he’s not fully invested in coaching.

AB is trying way too hard in the Mzansi Super League

AB is trying way too hard in the Mzansi Super League

The Proteas legend hasn’t lit up the league he’s supposed to carry because he’s playing too many weird shots.
Banyana Banyana saving the face of SA soccer

Banyana Banyana saving the face of SA soccer

We can’t do anything other than expect Bafana to be an embarrassment, but at least our other national side (and probably main one) go a long way in soothing our pain.
Why Willie and Faf are overrated Springboks

Why Willie and Faf are overrated Springboks

Rassie Erasmus has actually worked wonders in making two such fundamentally flawed players the cornerstones of his national team.
Refs should also get fried for their mistakes

Refs should also get fried for their mistakes

Players and coaches perform poorly in front of the world and they get chopped. But refs? Hardly ever.
Rugby around the world is becoming ‘boring’ again

Rugby around the world is becoming ‘boring’ again

And that’s potentially bad news for the Lions, South Africa’s flag-bearers for four years…
Bout between SABC and Safa hard to watch

Bout between SABC and Safa hard to watch

Broadcasting a sports event isn’t sticking your smart phone out the car window and pressing record.
The tragedy of Wayne Parnell’s failed Proteas career

The tragedy of Wayne Parnell’s failed Proteas career

To put that into perspective, consider that the man who started his career with the SA quick is now Indian captain and the No 1 batter in the world…
Serena meltdown debate veers off course

Serena meltdown debate veers off course

When you enter the court you are obliged to follow the rules set out, with the umpire being put in charge to make sure they are adhered to.
Why is Bok Jedi Marx on bench?

Why is Bok Jedi Marx on bench?

In Test rugby, Jedis rely too much on their superpowers … and need to learn that to be a capable soldier is a better bet at this level.
This Aphiwe fellow is definitely a keeper

This Aphiwe fellow is definitely a keeper

Watching the Springbok winger’s remarkable rise to stardom this season, one can only sum him up in a very unique Afrikaans way.
Yes, the reality is that Pollard gets off easier than Jantjies

Yes, the reality is that Pollard gets off easier than Jantjies

But the debate becomes interesting when the playing ability of the two Springbok flyhalves is compared.
The Lions won’t win trophies until they change

The Lions won’t win trophies until they change

The successful blueprint they’ve been following over the last five years is exactly what will keep making them bridesmaids.
Swys moves out of Ackermann’s shadow

Swys moves out of Ackermann’s shadow

It was a slog but the Lions coach has proven his worth in 2018, even if there were some fortunate circumstances.
Wanna solve the Elton riddle? Stop making him a Bok

Wanna solve the Elton riddle? Stop making him a Bok

Maybe the Lions pivot doesn’t quite have the extra oomph to be an international player. That hardly makes him a bad player though…
Better late than never for Lions I suppose

Better late than never for Lions I suppose

For far too long the Lions have been too obsessed with wowing the crowd with spectacular tries and refusing to back down from their approach.
Behind that wall is a diamond in the rough

Behind that wall is a diamond in the rough

Galle International Stadium is one book you shouldn’t judge by its cover.
One step forward, two steps back for Africa

One step forward, two steps back for Africa

The enigma that is African football has once again failed to capture the imagination at the World Cup.
Wanna win next year’s World Cup? Pick bowlers…

Wanna win next year’s World Cup? Pick bowlers…

The Proteas would do well to stop fussing over who should replace AB de Villiers and rather concentrating on keeping Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander fit for next year’s showpiece.
Can we just accept the best Springbok side has been chosen?

Can we just accept the best Springbok side has been chosen?

The seven black African starters in Saturday’s first Test against England isn’t window-dressing of any shape and form. The stats prove it.
Siding with African teams not obligatory

Siding with African teams not obligatory

What complete and utter nonsense, this sudden continental brotherhood thing.
The thing we seem to forget when it comes to filling the AB hole…

The thing we seem to forget when it comes to filling the AB hole…

It might not be all that useful to debate who should replace the recently retired legend for the World Cup because there’s a certain enigma still present.
There’s only one Springbok call that matters…

There’s only one Springbok call that matters…

Rassie Erasmus names his first Springbok squad this weekend and there’s one guy he HAS to make captain.
Ashwin Willemse really needed to find another way

Ashwin Willemse really needed to find another way

No-one disputes that he might have a valid grievance but was the walkout necessary?
Fans don’t allow losing to dampen enthusiasm

Fans don’t allow losing to dampen enthusiasm

Some of Winston Churchill’s wisdom certainly applies to South Africa’s current Super Rugby campaign.
Don’t get comfy, icebergs are inevitable

Don’t get comfy, icebergs are inevitable

The world of sport is fairly populated with its own versions of Titanic-like bravado.

 

 

 

 

 

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