THE WORST OF TIMES
Boks may be ‘boring’ but they’re winning
Big matches such as World Cup finals and Lions Tests are simply not conducive to free-flowing rugby
It is just the way of the world that successful teams, individuals or entities are more likely to be scrutinised and over analysed.
It is so too for the Springboks, the reigning Rugby World Cup champions, who completed a bitterly contested 2-1 series win over the British and Irish Lions last weekend.
As was the case at the RWC, the Boks arm-wrestled their opponents into submission and fastidiously played to their strengths by pressuring the opposition into points of combat they least desired to be drawn into...