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Andy Capostagno

Andy Capostagno

    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...
    Joost van der Westhuizen: A mixture of mischief and instinct
    Joost van der Westhuizen: A mixture of mischief and instinct
    A week of mourning ends with a grand finale at Loftus Versfeld on Friday. The life of Joost Heystek van der Westhuizen will be celebrated at the...
    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...