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The John McFarland Column: Efforts not rewarded, but pressure on Boks

The John McFarland Column: Surprises for Twickenham, but conditions very different to World Cup

The John McFarland Column: Treacherous conditions play big part in Boks’ downfall

The John McFarland Column: Springbok character puts England’s to shame

The John McFarland Column: Extremely encouraging 1st Test win for Boks

The John McFarland Column – Great expectations for the Boks

The John McFarland Column: Why are there so few Lions backs in the Springbok squad?

The John McFarland Column – Great to see success of SuperRugby expansion sides

John McFarland Column: Proving the old adage that rugby games are won up front

The John McFarland Column: Bitter disappointment for Bulls & Lions; looking at Bok captaincy prospects

The John McFarland Column: The unsung hero of the Lions’ success

The John McFarland Column: Bulls were special, but where were the Sharks?

The John McFarland Column – Where have these Sharks been?

John McFarland Column – SuperRugby Rd7: Tremendous games & individual performances

John McFarland Column – Breakdown lessons for Boks & Lions: Outlasted & outplayed!

The John McFarland Column: Lions dominance built on old-fashioned values

John McFarland Column – Revitalised Bulls to meet proud Lions in wonderful clash

The John McFarland Column: Coaching changes aplenty as SuperRugby returns

John McFarland Column: How do the Springboks beat Ireland?

The John McFarland Column: Let’s get real about the Currie Cup

The John McFarland Column: Looking back at the fantastic Newlands Test

The John McFarland Column: Great for Boks to play NZ at Newlands

John McFarland Column: Springboks still heading for a very good year

John McFarland Column: No hiding from Boks’ biggest loss ever, but it was a perfect storm

The John McFarland Column – Bok defence gives them hope v All Blacks

John McFarland Column: Why I think the Boks will win in Perth

John McFarland Column: Boks nicely set up after job well done

John McFarland Column: Impressive Boks now launch assault on Salta

The John McFarland Column: Positive about Bok prospects

The John McFarland Column: In praise of the Crusaders, SuperRugby champions

John McFarland Column – How the Lions turned around their SuperRugby semifinal

John McFarland Column: SuperRugby quarters a good wake-up call for Lions

John McFarland Column: How to beat the All Blacks

John McFarland Column: Attitude makes all the difference for B&I Lions

The John McFarland Column: Tremendous effort by the Springboks

The John McFarland Column: The Springboks’ best performance under Allister Coetzee

The John McFarland Column: A special win for the Springboks

The John McFarland Column: Lions’ efforts deserve Test selection

The John McFarland Column: Planning for the French Tests

In praise of the Lions: The John McFarland Column

The John McFarland Column – Not enough emphasis on defence

John McFarland Column – Stormers’ turn to show they can bounce back

John McFarland Column – What made the difference for the Lions?

The John McFarland Column: SA’s SuperRugby downgrade hard to understand

John McFarland Column – A great weekend of SA SuperRugby

John McFarland Column – Defence and touring are the talking points

John McFarland Column: Having seen off the Aussies, time for SA franchises to take on the Kiwis

John McFarland Column – SuperRugby format definitely needs to change

John McFarland Column – The intent is obviously there

John McFarland Column – What the Boks need is money & leadership

John McFarland Column: Boks are in a dark space & I know how that feels

The John McFarland Column: Disappointing Springboks certainly need a win

Former Bok defence coach John McFarland on the BaaBaas game & England coming up

John McFarland on Springboks v Barbarians & the European Tests

The John McFarland Column – the Rugby Coaching Indaba

John McFarland Column – All Blacks win not a foregone conclusion

Former defence coach John McFarland’s six solutions for the Springboks

Former Springbok defence coach John McFarland on the Brisbane disappointment

Former Bok defence coach John McFarland on why the bench will be crucial in Brisbane

Former Bok defence coach John McFarland on Springboks v Argentina

Former Bok defence coach John McFarland previews the Springboks v Argentina Test

Former Springbok defence coach John McFarland’s post-mortem of the SuperRugby final & looking ahead to the Rugby Championship

Former Springboks defence coach John McFarland on what the Lions must do to win the SuperRugby final

Former Springbok defence coach John McFarland on what will be key for the Lions in their semifinal

Former Springboks defence coach John McFarland looks at this weekend’s SuperRugby quarterfinals

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