Tag Archives: Rugby

The Secret Life of a Black Springbok

  With the rugby transformation debate raging in South Africa and Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and the South African Rugby Union being criticised for the lily-white Springbok team, The Con received this insight from a former black rugby player. It is a piece that uses years of experience within the South African rugby fraternity as a [...]

Wanted: White’s Trust for Black Players

  Transformation, that old “enemy of rugby”, has been roused from its hibernation. Last week Minister Fikile Mbalula announced after a meeting with provincial sports MECs that transformation targets had been moved to 60% black players for South African national teams. This was in response to an identified “lack of willingness in implementing transformation”, and follows a [...]

Super Rugby’s Rising Stars

Sha The Super Rugby season kicked off yesterday with the Lions snatching a cheeky win against the Cheetahs and the Sharks bullying the Bulls in a one-sided affair. In the first of a series, The Con has chosen three players who you should look out for in this year’s tournament. These are players we are [...]