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Andy Capostagno

Andy Capostagno

    Bruised SA rugby looks for answers
    Bruised SA rugby looks for answers
    When South African Rugby Union (Saru) president Oregan Hoskins resigned last month, few could have predicted how rapidly things would go pear-shaped....
    Because of backward thinking, have the Boks been beaten even before they have begun?
    Because of backward thinking, have the Boks been beaten even before they have begun?
    It didn’t take long for the new dawn to turn into one of those days best forgotten. Five Tests into his tenure, Allister Coetzee has slipped...
    The All Blacks’ superiority is no mystery – their winning formula is out in the open
    The All Blacks’ superiority is no mystery – their winning formula is out in the open
    New Zealand are ruining everyone else’s fun. If the All Blacks showed the same frailty under pressure as the Black Caps, we might be celebrating...
    ​Instead of fiddling, Coetzee has a perfect opportunity to perfect the team
    ​Instead of fiddling, Coetzee has a perfect opportunity to perfect the team
    You might think there was a World Cup next month, or that the coach’s job was on the line. Instead, the 2016 Rugby Championship is but a week old...
    Vermeulen's injury creates space for Whiteley which will up the tempo of the Bok game
    Vermeulen's injury creates space for Whiteley which will up the tempo of the Bok game
    The best way for the Springboks to approach their opening match in the Rugby Championship is to accept that change is good. Critics have been...
    Let King’s rugby union rest in peace, and let's see what happens in its place
    Let King’s rugby union rest in peace, and let's see what happens in its place
    Springbok coach Allister Coetzee must be casting a wistful eye at the province he played scrumhalf for in the 1990s.
    Lions should reach final, but a return to the Super 12 of old would be first prize
    Lions should reach final, but a return to the Super 12 of old would be first prize
    There are three games left in the Super Rugby season and each should be a cracker – “should” being the operative word, because every fixture is...
    Knockout rugby is not for everyone: Lions could roar, Sharks could flounder
    Knockout rugby is not for everyone: Lions could roar, Sharks could flounder
    With a gun to the head, knowing that second chances disappear with log play, the Crusaders are exceptional, as seven Super Rugby titles attest....
    Data reveals secret to log-topping Lions' success: Carrying the ball, not kicking it
    Data reveals secret to log-topping Lions' success: Carrying the ball, not kicking it
    The Lions passed a significant Super Rugby...
    Playoffs in balance for tired, hurt Lions
    Playoffs in balance for tired, hurt Lions
    As the June international window closes, the Super Rugby season reopens. After four weeks off, the contenders now need to refocus with three log...
    Bok coach Coetzee feels heat from all sides
    Bok coach Coetzee feels heat from all sides
    There will come a time in the course of the build-up to the next World Cup when Springbok coach Allister Coetzee will wonder how much worse things...
    Which Boks have had their day?
    Which Boks have had their day?
    Defeat shines an uncomfortable light, illuminating the areas you hoped no one would notice. After losing to an Irish side that was a player short...