Jeremy Cronin has gone out of his way to use his standing in the movement to help facilitate the counter revolution, writes Thami Ntenteni.
The Stormers are sweating over the availability of two of their Springboks ahead of their clash against the Highlanders at Newlands.
Three Springboks are reportedly set to sign lucrative deals with clubs in Japan.
The Stormers are bracing for a Test match-sized challenge when they host the Jaguares at Newlands.
Rob Houwing says the deepening rugby ructions at Newlands, if not handled deftly, could have wider ramifications in the South African game.
Rob Houwing says the Scotland Test represents an opportunity for the De Allende-Kriel Bok midfield combo to create better tee-ups for their electric wings.
Damian de Allende says South Africa are working hard this week in the build-up the Test against France, who the Springboks believe will be a tough opponent.
Francois Louw looks likely to start at No 8 for the Springboks against the All Blacks in Pretoria on Saturday.
Springboks Damian de Allende and Wilco Louw will start for Western Province in their Currie Cup encounter against the Pumas.
Centres Damian de Allende and Andre Esterhuizen are similar players, says Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus.
Stormers centre Damian de Allende says performances on the field is what will win the Newlands crowd over.
The Stormers have been boosted by the return of captain Siya Kolisi, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Damian de Allende in the team to play the Crusaders.
Damian de Allende needs an improved Aussie leg of the Stormers’ tour to reinforce his Springbok inside centre status against challengers, says Rob Houwing.
Andre Esterhuizen could be breathing more forcefully down Damian de Allende’s neck for the Bok inside centre role in Durban on Saturday, says Rob Houwing.
Rob Houwing suggests two seasoned Springboks (one back, one forward) whose berths seem notably less secure now for ‘RWC year’
The Springboks are adamant they will be trying to emulate Owen Farrell’s ‘legitimate’ tackle when they tackle France in Paris.
Backline stars Damian de Allende and Sergeal Petersen both received two WP awards, while Pieter-Steph du Toit was named Player of the Year.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus could make several changes to his starting XV for the Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies.
Damian de Allende was not named in the 35-man Springbok Rugby Championship squad, but he is not far away from a return.
The Boks win 70 percent of the time when they start together … are we closer to De Allende-Kriel in midfield again? Rob Houwing reckons so
Whilst the SA cause in Super Rugby is broadly unconvincing, Rob Houwing picks 10 individuals he feels can hold their heads high at ‘halfway’ …
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