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Andy Capostagno

Andy Capostagno

    Currie Cup caps a big turnaround
    Currie Cup caps a big turnaround
    The South African season reaches its traditional conclusion on Saturday with the Currie Cup final between the Sharks and Western Province in...
    Imagining rugby – beyond 2020
    Imagining rugby – beyond 2020
    The realignment of southern hemisphere rugby continues apace. The global season, which could be here as early as 2020, will ask some searching...
    Will Boks be lambs to the slaughter?
    Will Boks be lambs to the slaughter?
    If the Springboks were a football team, we would be entitled to wonder what all the fuss was about. This season their record reads: played eight,...
    Madness of King Allister must stop
    Madness of King Allister must stop
    Allister Coetzee is a decent man who protects his players wherever possible. In the two weeks that have passed since New Zealand beat South Africa...
    Kiwis taunt the Boks
    Kiwis taunt the Boks
    The great rivalry between the Springboks and the All Blacks was severely diluted by the arrival of professionalism in 1996, but the nadir came 20...
    Now the Boks face a real Test
    Now the Boks face a real Test
    The progress made by the Springboks in 2017 will be put under the microscope at the NIB Stadium in Perth on Saturday. Five wins from five outings...
    Cheetahs out to draw first Pro14 blood
    Cheetahs out to draw first Pro14 blood
    The moment of truth has arrived. On Friday night, the Cheetahs will play Ulster in Belfast in the opening match of the new Pro14 competition. A...
    The Lions’ long journey to the final
    The Lions’ long journey to the final
    Five years ago, in June 2012, John Mitchell was suspended from coaching the Lions. It took a gang of lawyers and six months for the union to sever...
    Hurricanes to put Lions to the test
    Hurricanes to put Lions to the test
    So it comes down to this: the Lions have to beat two of the Hurricanes, Chiefs and Crusaders in successive weekends to win their first Super Rugby...
    Leaner, hungry Lions eye history
    Leaner, hungry Lions eye history
    The Lions are once again the best team in South Africa. The Johannesburg-based team has emerged from the tumult of the amateur era when, coached by...
    Hockey amateurs stick to their guns
    Hockey amateurs stick to their guns
    The biggest hockey tournament ever to visit this country is happening this week and next at the Wits Astro in Johannesburg. South Africa’s...
    It’s the end of rugby life as we know it
    It’s the end of rugby life as we know it
    Oh, the delicious irony! The first fixture of the final round of log play in Super Rugby in this country will be the Kings against the Cheetahs....