Regrets: Jesse Kriel ponders what could have been after losing to the All Blacks

Even though the Springboks bowed out in heroic, agonising circumstances to the All Blacks in the World Cup semi-final last weekend, their 2007 World Cup winning backrow, Bobby Skinstad, says…

Unbridled joy: Man of the Match Nicolas Sanchez jumps for joy (Image courtesy of Inpho)

This quarter-final victory felt like the culmination of an eight-year project for Argentina. Finally we can stop talking about 2007 because the nation has totally re-invented its style. Gone is…

Ireland fans celebrate their teams victory against France

What about that? Ireland finally exploded into this tournament and the game had everything great about the Schmidt era - strong processes, disciplined defence and accurate rugby - allied to…

Jonathan Sexton will be targeted by France on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images.

Jonathan Sexton will have to prove once again that he can cope under pressure with France admitting they will target him in Sunday’s decisive Pool D fixture in Cardiff. The…