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Brave Blossoms epitomise belief
Brave Blossoms epitomise belief
It took 29 years for Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda to surrender after World War II had ended. He had been deployed to the Philippines to disrupt...
Drop goals, the flared trousers of rugby, back in fashion
Drop goals, the flared trousers of rugby, back in fashion
Rugby fans sometimes ask: “Whatever happened to the drop goal?” and then every four years along comes a World Cup to remind you of their worth....
The wing of change inspires still
The wing of change inspires still
Grunts of exertion fill the gym. Strong, young, black bodies push themselves during training. It’s momentary pain, for a possible future of...
Cake and politics: On rugby quotas and the World Cup
Cake and politics: On rugby quotas and the World Cup
Before the All Blacks-Springbok match in Wellington on July 27, a Checkers supermarket in Cape Town displayed two cakes. One was frosted in black...
Folau sues for 'substantial' payout from Rugby Australia
Folau sues for 'substantial' payout from Rugby Australia
Sacked Wallabies fullback Israel Folau launched legal action on Thursday...
World Rugby launches global campaign to boost women's game
World Rugby launches global campaign to boost women's game
World Rugby launched a global campaign to boost women's rugby on Tuesday, with chairman Bill Beaumont saying it was the biggest growth area in the...
What it's like wearing the All-Black jersey
What it's like wearing the All-Black jersey
In the calm before the storm, for the briefest and most precious of moments, he retreated from his very public world. The clamour, adulation and...
The Bok-ready Bulldog who was fed to the sharks
The Bok-ready Bulldog who was fed to the sharks
The late 1990s to early 2000s were the dark ages for post-unity rugby in South Africa, a time when black players, specifically African, were...
Selborne’s humble coach soars
Selborne’s humble coach soars
Phiwe Nomlomo, the most talked-about black African coach in South Africa right now, has a surprising role model: Tana Umaga. His ability to pick...
SA rugby in contract overhaul to stem talent drain
SA rugby in contract overhaul to stem talent drain
South Africa Rugby announced a radical contract overhaul on Saturday in a move designed to reverse the trend of talented players leaving the...
Five talking points for the new Super Rugby season
Five talking points for the new Super Rugby season
Super Rugby returns on Friday with 21 straight weeks of competition until the July 6 final. Here are five talking points for the 24th year of the...
Sport Audit 2018: How South Africa's national rugby teams have performed
Sport Audit 2018: How South Africa's national rugby teams have performed
Sport is in South Africa’s DNA. In the past 24 years, it has been the tugboat that has towed our image past a global audience. From promising...

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