Super Rugby

Physical but struggling: The continued poor form of the Cheetahs has forced Naka Drotske to retire

A letter from South Africa – May

NAKA STEPS DOWN Beleaguered Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske announced in early May that he would retire from coaching at the conclusion of the 2015 Super Rugby season. The Cheetahs have…

Hands up: Sharks chief executive John Smit has apologised after his side's third red card. (pic Action images)

Letter from South Africa – April

Apologies for Shark’s third red card  Sharks chief executive John Smit took to social media to apologise to fans this month after a third franchise player was red-carded and suspended…

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…

A different sport in another lifetime: Karmichael Hunt playing league for Australia

Can Karmichael Hunt be the next Israel Folau?

Forget Israel Folau, Sam Burgess and Sonny Bill Williams. The latest rugby league convert to catch the eye is Karmichael Hunt, better known as ‘K’. On Friday Hunt will attempt…

Kurtley Beale

The magic of Kurtley Beale analysed

BELIEVE IT or not, Kurtley Beale is still 25. His career so far resembles a stomach-churning roller coaster, soaring to giddy heights with last-gasp penalties from 60 metres to win…