South Africa

Tendai Mtawarira

Letter from South Africa – March

Springboks to be 50 per cent black by 2019 The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has set a target of 50 per cent black player representivity in the Springbok team by 2019. SARU…

Duane drain: Duane Vermeulen could be leaving South Africa

The February letter from South Africa

SA player drain continues South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer’s penchant for picking players based in Europe and Japan appears to have hastened the rush of promising players to lucrative foreign…

Everything's going to be all White: Jake White takes training with Montpellier

The latest rugby letter from South Africa

FEELING THE HEAT South Africa’s Super Rugby players sucked in their bellies after a short holiday break and returned to the most feared part of the year, pre-season in brutal…

Nathan Sharpe

Nathan Sharpe: Rugby’s best locks

At the Dubai Sevens we caught up with Wallaby great Nathan Sharpe. In a stellar 14-year career former Queensland Red and Western Force lock Sharpe won 116 caps, played in three World Cups…

All Blacks

Autumn Tests 2014: End of series awards

The ‘In the black’ Award – New Zealand The marketeers at Adidas have their work cut out rebranding a black shirt, and this year they came up ‘the Blackest Shirt…

Wales rugby

Wales v South Africa: Five things we learned

Wales get the win they deserve Wales beat South Africa 12- 6 and finally got the much referenced monkey off their back. But let’s face it, this wasn’t your common-or-garden…