The sure sign that Super Rugby 2020 is dead

2020-03-30 11:47

In his latest Rucking with Rob newsletter, Rob Houwing cannot see a resumption in Super Rugby 2020...

This week's SA Super Rugby gold goes to ... Thomas du Toit

2020-03-16 13:45

Rob Houwing gives his ‘gold medal’ to Thomas du Toit, among the three SA players to catch his eye most in Super Rugby Round 7.

Lions: Lost in a wilderness

2020-03-14 09:58

An enforced hiatus from Super Rugby would hardly be the worst thing for the plummeting Lions after their latest tour thumping, writes Rob Houwing.

Proteas’ structural naivety exposed in shocker

2020-02-22 06:53

Rob Houwing wonders when SA, left red-faced at the Bullring, will finally twig that they simply don’t bat deep enough on paper in white-ball cricket.

Proteas: Why there’s no need for long faces

2020-02-17 06:26

The more demanding of their fans may dispute it, but South Africa showed far more pluses than minuses in their epic T20 combat with England, insists Rob Houwing.

Crowds: Increasing challenge in Super Rugby

2020-02-10 12:35

In his weekly Rucking with Rob newsletter, Rob Houwing comments on the increasing dwindling crowd figures in Super Rugby.

SMILE! Super Hero Sunday reveals new SA rugby spirit

2020-01-20 06:49

If Sunday near Soweto was anything to go by, SA rugby players have a special appetite for the new season after the national team’s RWC glory, writes Rob Houwing.

Deepening CSA crisis on tour’s eve: ICC stays mum

2019-12-05 14:44

Despite nervous whispers about the wellbeing of England’s looming tour due to the CSA crisis, umbrella body the ICC is noncommittal on it, writes Rob Houwing.

De Villiers, Gayle end 'snoozes' … and awaken MSL

2019-11-25 06:15

Helped by master blasters like AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle going big on Sunday, the Mzansi Super League is gathering some mojo, writes Rob Houwing.

That Bok scrum: Another potent 4 years ahead!

2019-11-04 20:44

An extract from our all-new “Rucking with Rob Houwing” regular World Cup 2019 newsletter, available to all readers with a simple, free sign-up …

 

SA sport: Virgin territory, here we come

2020-03-20 13:52

The eerie time is upon us ... a complete absence of frontline, live sport over a weekend. How will it, and its devotees, emerge? Rob Houwing explores.

Rugby, when will I see you again?

2020-03-16 12:19

In his latest Rucking with Rob newsletter, Rob Houwing wonders how the rugby season will pan out...

Mapimpi ... was that selfless or a little silly?

2020-02-24 11:29

In his latest Rucking with Rob newsletter, Rob Houwing has reservations about Sharks wing Makazole Mapimpi passing by the opportunity to score a hat-trick...

Why Sharks must win their 'dorpie' date!

2020-02-17 13:50

At least one win from their two remaining tour dates as they switch to Australian soil: that must be the Sharks' target now, says Rob Houwing in his weekly 'Rucking with Rob' newsletter.

Now Stormers’ foothold could strengthen further

2020-02-15 21:49

Whether you wish to brand them lucky or durable and cool-headed, the Stormers’ late win in Johannesburg sets them up neatly in the SA Conference, says Rob Houwing.

SA Super Rugby strengths, snags: SHARKS

2020-01-29 07:32

In part three of his preview series on all the SA franchises, Rob Houwing runs the rule over the Sharks’ Super Rugby 2020 prospects.

This CSA Board’s NOT off the hook!

2019-12-08 20:53

The Board of Cricket South Africa stubbornly clings to power after a dramatic weekend ... but they may yet be forced to buckle, reckons Rob Houwing.

CSA finance boss quits, lists 'credit card abuse'

2019-12-05 06:47

Cricket South Africa’s Board and finance chief Iqbal Khan has quit, firing a broadside that the organisation is ‘fast ruining the game’, writes Rob Houwing.

Biff saga: Politburo 1 Cricket Public 0?

2019-11-16 06:30

Graeme Smith’s pull-out from contention, whether he’d have flourished or not, for a senior CSA post is another PR blow to the fractured organisation, says Rob Houwing.

2019: Boks’ dazzling year like NONE before

2019-11-02 22:18

Rob Houwing submits that the current year can lay a pretty powerful claim to being the best in history for Springbok rugby.

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