Sunday, July 28, 2019

Pirates v. Chiefs: South Africa's Most Important Sporting Rivalry

Africa is a Country just published my piece on the Orlando Pirates-Kaizer Chiefs rivalry. I could not be happier to publish at a place i have so long respected and I need to thank Sean Jacobs, AiaC's editor for hitting me up to expand a single line that I wrote on Facebook into an article.

Friday, June 30, 2017

SABC Interview: South African Rugby, Race, Politics

I was recently interviewed by South Africa's SABC about rugby, race, and politics. You can listen here. Note that I speak in English but the questions are in Afrikaans. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

American Rugby's Greatest Weekend?

In my last post from my experience covering the Vegas Rugby Sevens. I wonder whether that weekend was not the best in American rugby history. As someone who writes about, thinks about, is a fan of, and works on southern hemisphere and global rugby, I realize I am talking about low-hanging fruit. But the fruit will grow higher. 

Monday, March 06, 2017

Live Reports From HSBC Sevens Rugby World Series, Vegas 7s

I spent the weekend in windy (and always decadent) Las Vegas covering the HSBC Sevens Rugby World Series, Vegas 7s for This is American Rugby. My reports include Notes From the Vegas 7s CupQuarterfinals,” “Notes From the Vegas Semi-finals,” and “As It Happened: Vegas Finals.” 

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

USA Eagles-Uruguay Americas Rugby Championship Match Report

This is American Rugby published my match report from the USA Eagles-Uruguay America's Rugby Championship match at Toyota Field in San Antonio on February 4. 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Errol Tobias and the Boks

The South African online magazine The Con has published a revised version of my June Weekend Post article on Errol Tobias, the first black Springbok, "25 Years Since Errol Tobias’ Debut Changed the Complexion of Springbok Rugby." This is drawn from one of my current book projects.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Take My Money, Please!

I had an op-ed piece appear in  The Herald, the largest newspaper in South Africa's Eastern Cape, based in Port Elizabeth. It carries the title "How the Kings can take more of our money and be profitable" and looks at ways that the broke Southern Kings, the Eastern Province Rugby Union Super Rugby franchise, might better maximize profits.