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Andy Capostagno

Andy Capostagno

    World Cup draw a boon for the Boks
    World Cup draw a boon for the Boks
    South Africa have been drawn to meet New Zealand in pool play at the World Cup in Japan in 2019 and, believe it or not, the omens are good. What it...
    Super Rugby goes into a nosedive
    Super Rugby goes into a nosedive
    A month ago there seemed to be light at the end of the tunnel for South African rugby. The Stormers were in the middle of a six-match winning...
    Super Rugby: Quest for domination
    Super Rugby: Quest for domination
    It is always possible that one or two teams will find some late-season mojo, but at the halfway stage in log play it seems fairly clear which teams...
    Culling just the start of the fall-out of Super Rugby decision
    Culling just the start of the fall-out of Super Rugby decision
    Super Rugby is at a crossroads. The decision of World Rugby to introduce a global season was the catalyst. Until then the status quo was king in...
    Stress test for Stormers and Sharks
    Stress test for Stormers and Sharks
    It’s a quiet weekend in Super Rugby with the Lions, Cheetahs, Crusaders and Rebels all enjoying a bye. It may be especially quiet at the NIB...
    Bosch caught in tug-of-war
    Bosch caught in tug-of-war
    The machinations of the rugby body comprising South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina and Australia, known as Sanzaar, continue, with leaked information about Super Rugby’s future being less than reliable. What the men in suits don’t seem to realise is that the longer they delay...
    Cheetahs should take a payout and sit tight till 2019
    Cheetahs should take a payout and sit tight till 2019
    The relative health of South African rugby tends to be linked to the performance of the Bulls. When the blue machine is firing on all cylinders,...
    Keep your eye on the rugby ball
    Keep your eye on the rugby ball
    You could be forgiven for being confused about the future of rugby in this country. Last week a press release arrived from Sanzaar (South Africa,...
    Waterloo déjà vu for the Lions
    Waterloo déjà vu for the Lions
    Super Rugby is a marathon, not a sprint, but even so there are a few teams who have to look to their laurels as we approach week three of the...
    Italy’s tactic has rugby in a tizz
    Italy’s tactic has rugby in a tizz
    There will be more than the usual trepidation ahead of the second round of Super Rugby. This is caused by a match played at Twickenham between...
    Rugby looks north for inspiration
    Rugby looks north for inspiration
    The second season of Super 18 began on Thursday with a game nobody watched, the Rebels against the Blues in Melbourne. It was the first of nine...
    Super Rugby preview: What's in store for SA's franchises
    Super Rugby preview: What's in store for SA's franchises
    Super Rugby season begins in Melbourne next Thursday, the kind of unlikely place and time that has given the competition a bad name and forced...