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Andy Capostagno

Andy Capostagno

    Only brutal action will fix South African rugby
    Only brutal action will fix South African rugby
    The South African Rugby Union (Saru) is in crisis. It has a dysfunctional franchise in the Eastern Cape and an even more dysfunctional coaching group...
    ​Boks won’t win but can show spark
    ​Boks won’t win but can show spark
    It would be easy to list the reasons the All Blacks are suddenly vulnerable. They are in the middle of a round trip from New Zealand, having flown...
    Loftus a leap too far for Wallabies
    Loftus a leap too far for Wallabies
    If the history books are a valid guide to the future, Australia cannot win in Pretoria on Saturday. In six goes they have yet to register victory at...
    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...