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.
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.
Watching the Springbok winger’s remarkable rise to stardom this season, one can only sum him up in a very unique Afrikaans way.
But the debate becomes interesting when the playing ability of the two Springbok flyhalves is compared.
The successful blueprint they’ve been following over the last five years is exactly what will keep making them bridesmaids.
It was a slog but the Lions coach has proven his worth in 2018, even if there were some fortunate circumstances.

Columnists 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…

Columnists 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.

Columnists Behind that wall is a diamond in the rough

Galle International Stadium is one book you shouldn’t judge by its cover.

Columnists 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.

Columnists 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.

Columnists 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.

Columnists Siding with African teams not obligatory

What complete and utter nonsense, this sudden continental brotherhood thing.

Cricket 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.

Columnists 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.

Columnists Ashwin Willemse really needed to find another way

No-one disputes that he might have a valid grievance but was the walkout necessary?

Columnists Fans don’t allow losing to dampen enthusiasm

Some of Winston Churchill’s wisdom certainly applies to South Africa’s current Super Rugby campaign.

Columnists Don’t get comfy, icebergs are inevitable

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

Columnists Trusty old Corolla still outshines the Porsche

It wasn’t the size of Patrick Reed’s driver that won him the green jacket, nor was it the windtunnel profile of his glove or the midsole support of his shoes that did the trick.

Columnists For cricket’s sanity, the Aussies can’t become w(a)ussies

The supposedly heartwarming scenes we saw at the Wanderers can’t be repeated in the coming months.




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