At least a smattering of game time shortly at No 15 for Frans Steyn could aid Springbok depth in the berth for the World Cup, says Rob Houwing.
Rob Houwing speculates on most suitable venues for the huge Springboks v Lions trio of Tests in 2021, fancying that SA Rugby have not dissimilar ideas for the roster.
Heavily-stocked in veterans and with several players keeping the medical staff busy, SA look an abjectly off-the-pace CWC side after two early losses, says Rob Houwing.
Rob Houwing explores further the mounting plea for full private ownership of top South African rugby teams as their sustainability looks increasingly gloomy.
Rob Houwing explores a method of rebalancing the SA team in a hurry to be suitably competitive in Wednesday’s ODI series ‘final’ against Pakistan.
SA’s quest to close out the Aussie series in Adelaide would be helped by a bulky innings from one of their main stroke-players, says Rob Houwing.
Rob Houwing reflects on just another instance of the Cape’s famous south-easter influencing a key rugby match between WP and the Blue Bulls.
While hardly unhappy over Faf de Klerk snaring it officially, Rob Houwing would have opted for Duane Vermeulen as top Bok performer in their Jo’burg heroics.
Both have byes now, but the Lions enter the hiatus in much better fettle than the Stormers after blitzing them in Jo’burg, writes Rob Houwing.
Rob Houwing didn’t even have to tumble out of bed last year. Finally he’s ready (he thinks) for his maiden Cape Town Cycle Tour …
Elton Jantjies should find Saturday’s conditions much more to his liking than in his tough last start for the Boks in SA, says kicking scientist Vlok Cilliers. Rob Houwing reports.
The imminent ODI exit of passionate figure Imran Tahir suggests the CWC-dead Proteas may plumb further depths before any resurgence, warns Rob Houwing.
The Bulls have stolen a big march on the other SA sides in Super Rugby so far ... and next face the sickly Chiefs after a deserved bye, writes Rob Houwing.
Though far from the finished article, we should be wary of underestimating the mental qualities of Faf du Plessis’s SA ODI side, says Rob Houwing.
Rob Houwing, with another bilateral series imminent, picks five most memorable Test matches between SA and Pakistan on our soil.
Much of the right stuff at times, yet wrong result. Rob Houwing rates the schizophrenic Springboks at Twickenham …
Maybe he should have won it last week too, but justice was served when Duane Vermeulen officially earned Bok best-player status in Bloem, says Rob Houwing.
Mark Keohane says Stormers captain Siya Kolisi needs to improve his form if he is to feature prominently for the Springboks.
A trio of Proteas players (though one may not play) seek prestigious personal milestones in the Newlands Test from Thursday, writes Rob Houwing.
Oops, the Lions have opened some daylight already in their conference. Sound fairly familiar? Rob Houwing reports …
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