Chris Waldburger

Time to look north as Super Rugby keeps dropping ball

In the television age, it makes little sense to divide the rugby world into north and south, and thus partner with countries across wide time zones.

The whistle must be blown on poor refs

Twice within eight months the referee admits that the wrong side won. Something has to change.

Heyneke Meyer will be a winner if he gets his mind over matter

The coach, as much as the players, must believe in winning instead of just fearing a loss.

Tutu is right: Rugby has a race problem

Transforming the Boks is about more than just politics – it could rejuvenate a jaded old boys' club.

Progressive education is failing us

This system of learning has seemed complicit in the widening gap between rich and poor.

Land Tenure Bill just furthers the rot

Since 2007 South Africa has been a net importer of food, making food security a hot issue, writes <b>Chris Waldburger</b>.

The dark side of victory

In many senses, win or lose come Saturday, the Springboks can never quite match that monumental 1995 World Cup victory. Twelve years later, with all the complexities of the professionalism that ensued after that day, the meaning of winning the Cup is entirely different.

SA’s wealth of rugby talent

The allure of the cosmopolitan display of rugby on the global stage in France has provided overwhelming competition for this year's domestic showpiece, the 2007 Currie Cup. Despite the welcome panache and entertainment that have been provided by the two dominant sides, the Cheetahs and the Sharks, the Currie Cup has crept to its final stages almost unnoticed.

Rugby dragged down by the lifeless colour of money

The reason rugby internationals came to be called ''Tests'' is precisely because that is what they were. They were tests of strength. Neighbours would gear up and go and test themselves against another distant band at the game they both loved and enjoyed.

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