Boks: Weeks of ‘softness’ ARE a worry

2019-10-11 11:34

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 …

Boks: Why subbed Siya should face Namibia

2019-09-21 19:09

Still a little rusty from his winter injury layoff, Bok captain Siya Kolisi could benefit from involvement in the next RWC game against Namibia, writes Rob Houwing.

Why Boks may have to settle for RWC ‘silver’

2019-09-20 08:43

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 …

Now ... can Cheetahs carry vibe into PRO14?

2019-09-07 22:30

Domestic champions! Something healthy is on the brew in ‘Bloem’, but the next task for the Cheetahs is to go a long way in the PRO14, says Rob Houwing.

Bok fullback: Steyn’s worth another look

2019-08-02 11:49

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.

Lions 2021: Where Boks should play them

2019-07-12 14:00

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.

Proteas verdict: A creaking Dad’s Army

2019-06-02 22:36

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.

Why privatisation WOULD perk up SA rugby

2019-02-15 12:00

Rob Houwing explores further the mounting plea for full private ownership of top South African rugby teams as their sustainability looks increasingly gloomy.

How blue Proteas can get back in the pink

2019-01-27 20:43

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.

Proteas: ‘Press-on’ batsman would aid series kill

2018-11-08 12:57

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.


WATCH | 'The Ruck' Ep 6 - 'Damian Willemse can dazzle for Boks'

2019-10-07 14:04

Sport24 journalist Lloyd Burnard and chief writer Rob Houwing look ahead to South Africa's 2019 Rugby World Cup clash against Canada.

WATCH | 'The Ruck' - Sport24's Rugby World Cup talk show - Ep 1

2019-09-20 14:34

Sport24's Lloyd Burnard chats to chief writer Rob Houwing ahead of the Springboks' clash against the All Blacks this weekend.

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2019-09-17 10:14

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Cheetahs: SA’s kings of stamina!

2019-08-31 22:22

Recent ability to drain the lungs of opponents at advanced stages stands the Cheetahs in fine stead for the Currie Cup final against the Lions, says Rob Houwing.

Elton can bury his Bok nightmare - expert

2019-07-19 12:56

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.

PROTEAS COMMENT: Why it could get worse yet!

2019-06-24 06:29

The imminent ODI exit of passionate figure Imran Tahir suggests the CWC-dead Proteas may plumb further depths before any resurgence, warns Rob Houwing.

Bulls’ SA ‘hat-trick’ sends clear signal

2019-03-10 07:00

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.

Whisper it, but do these Proteas have ... cojones?

2019-01-31 06:11

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.

SA v Pakistan: 5 Test classics

2018-12-21 13:23

Rob Houwing, with another bilateral series imminent, picks five most memorable Test matches between SA and Pakistan on our soil.

Bok ratings: (Over)thrown away!

2018-11-04 06:00

Much of the right stuff at times, yet wrong result. Rob Houwing rates the schizophrenic Springboks at Twickenham …

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