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South African rugby’s blackballed coaches

Bevin Fortuin boasts a CV that should make top unions and franchises salivate at the prospect of having him on their books

Now the Boks face a real Test

Some claim that their five-win run has less to do with their capabilities than with their opponents’ shortcomings

The Lions’ long journey to the final

The foundations for this season’s success were laid in 2012

What it means to be a black Springbok

"Manana hopes that the book will help shine a revealing light on the Rainbow Nation narrative that still desperately clings to the Springboks"

Let King’s rugby union rest in peace, and let’s see what happens in its place

The answer is not to attempt to revive it by pouring in more money but to wait and see what happens next

A bleak view of the green and gold from the banks of the Orange

The outlook for the Springboks is depressing unless they start thinking differently about the game, writes Luke Alfred.

Lions rugby fans swell with pride

But the team will have to reinvent itself to stay ahead after thrashing the Blue Bulls at Loftus.

Sithole: Sharks are gelling nicely ahead of Currie Cup semifinal

Sharks utility back S'bura Sithole says the team has every chance of toppling the Lions in Saturday's semifinal.

New Bok coach Meyer wants a national style of play

Newly appointed Bok coach Heyneke Meyer says one of his greatest challenges will be to have the country's Super Rugby franchises on the same page.

New Springbok coach has his work cut out for him

The newly appointed Bok coach must be ready to face a myriad of hurdles in the country's most important coaching role.

Ready, steady, Super Rugby

The new season is about to start and will provide a weekly dress rehearsal for Springbok selectors.

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