DM Hall Of Fame Inductee #2: André Joubert – The Rolls Royce Of Fullbacks

André Joubert – The Rolls Royce of Fullbacks

Back when I were a lad … there was this South African fullback who scored six tries in a tour match against Swansea. They called him ‘The Rolls Royce of Fullbacks’, and his name was André Joubert.  Continue reading

SARU Turns Politics Down A Notch And Focuses On Rugby Success

Rassie Erasmus, the new GM of the Springboks. Wonder who he has his eye on in the draft?

The South African Rugby Union have just appointed Rassie Erasmus as the Springbok general manager. ESPN reports that The former Stormers coach will take on responsibility for the high performance teams and will also be involved with the Springboks when they are in camp.” Continue reading

Match Preview: Wobs vs Boks QF

... and that's about it. Of course, on the day there'll be a bunch of other guys in front of us, but I reckon we can take them.

Has the World Cup thrown Australia’s first Tri-Nations win in a decade into a different perspective? Yes. Do their back-to-back victories over South Africa in that tournament have any bearing on the upcoming RWC11 quarter final between the two teams? No. Continue reading

Match Preview: Samoa vs South Africa

Bismarck Back for Boks. Bish Bash Bosh*?

Crazy Piet has made a few headlines over the years with his post match comments. You know the kind. As with many appointments in post-Apartheid South Africa, there was some consternation that he had been appointed partly because of his colour rather than his ability. However, PdV is no fool. Continue reading

South Africa v Fiji Review

Superstar, coming through

Mole got up with a pot of coffee to watch SA v Fiji on Saturday morning with memories of a glorious summer’s day in Marseille in his head. That game had been one of the highlights of the 2007 World Cup. The prospect of a repeat performance was quite enticing, if a little unexpected, given South Africa’s tepid display against Wales in the opener. Continue reading

Match Preview: South Africa vs Fiji

The corresponding fixture in the last World Cup was a belter of a game, played on a sunny Marseille afternoon. South Africa won 37-20 en route to their second World Cup but with the scores tied at 20-20 after an hour, every neutral was willing the islanders to an unlikely victory and wishing that Caucau was playing. Continue reading