Save our Bok

In the December issue of SA Rugby magazine, we give the practical solution to the Springbok and Protea – and no it wasn’t rocket science, just 10 seconds of logic.

There is place for both the Bok emblem and the King Protea on the national rugby jersey, with the Bok emblem on the left and over the heart, and the Protea on the right. Soccer has it this way with SAFA’s two soccer ball logo on the left. What we don’t understand is why SARU has not done this ages ago.

Jean de Villiers is the South Africa player of the year, at least according to us, and Ryan Vrede chats to him about thriving on greater responsibility.

Martin Gillingham, based in the UK, reckons the Heineken Cup is better than the Super 14, while Gavin Rich wants a restructured Currie Cup in which less is more. Columnist Jake White writes the Currie Cup remains a perfect breeding ground for new talent, New Zealand’s Marc Hinton says SARU dropped the ball in not wanting an expanded six-team Super 14 play-off and Keo writes that Ruan Pienaar simply has to play all his rugby at flyhalf if he is being groomed to be the answer for the 2011 World Cup.

SA Rugby’s team of Jon Cardinelli, Grant Ball, Andrew Worling and Ryan Vrede looks at the five flops of the Currie Cup and there’s a celebration of the Sharks’ winning domestic season. We also catch up with Dan van Zyl, who is coaching in Ireland, give you an extract from Monty’s biography, get the low down from Peter Grant on his international omission and profile Sergio Parisse, the man Nick Mallett believes is the best No 8 in the world rugby at the moment.

Talking of flyhalves, Jon Cardinelli probes Naas Botha and Joel Stransky about the Bok flyhalf situation and there’s loads of top prizes to be won. All at just R23.95!