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Andy Capostagno

Andy Capostagno

    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....
    Lions test the waters for the Boks
    Lions test the waters for the Boks
    It may sound daft but the result of a game in Auckland may have more bearing on the immediate future of Springbok rugby than the third and final...
    That roar is coming from the Boks
    That roar is coming from the Boks
    It would be tempting to list all the reasons why South Africa’s win in the first Test against France was irrelevant. The French excluded players...
    Coetzee can only hope for a rebirth
    Coetzee can only hope for a rebirth
    The set-up of the international season means that every June in the southern hemisphere marks a rebirth. No Tests have been played in six months...
    The new, mostly white Bok squad
    The new, mostly white Bok squad
    The first Springbok squad of the season was named on Tuesday and two things go without saying: it is vastly different from the one announced this...
    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...