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Stephen Nell is a rugby writer based in Cape Town and works primarily for the Die Burger newspaper. He has been contributing to ESPNscrum since 2005.
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Rugby Championship - South Africa Preview
Aug 8, 2013:  "Meyer appears to be falling back on what he knows and will hope to find answers to many questions that remain." Steve Nell previews the Boks' Rugby Championship campaign
South Africa Rugby
Mar 28, 2013:  "It was still 15 white Springboks that took the field to face the All Blacks at Ellis Park." Stephen Nell reflects on the change over 20 years for Sout
South African Rugby
Feb 19, 2013:  "I've been refereeing for 30 years. When you have done something for that long, it feels as if something in you is about to die." Stephen Nell talks to Jonathan Kaplan
South Africa Rugby
Feb 2, 2013:  "Single-minded and determined, it led him to great success but also ultimately led to his demise." Stephen Nell reflects on the life of former SARU boss Louis Luyt
Rugby Championship
Oct 9, 2012:  "Heyneke Meyer has been left with plenty to ponder in the wake of the inaugural Rugby Championship". Stephen Nell looks at areas the Springboks need to address
South Africa Comment
Aug 6, 2012:  If a player is only as good as his last game, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer's vote of confidence in fly-half Morné Steyn is a significant risk according to Stephen Nell
England tour of South Africa
Jun 3, 2012:  "It is a squad that many will consider a little controversial but it was clearly picked with a specific game plan in mind." Stephen Nell reflects on the Springboks' latest selection
Comment
Apr 5, 2012:  "He was an exceptional person - a great coach and a sincere man who believed in running an honest and transparent set-up." Stephen Nell on the RFU and Nick Mallett
Comment
Apr 2, 2012:  "Meyer's dilemma is an obvious one: he must get a Test team to perform against England the Saturday after two derbies." Stephen Nell analyses Heyneke Meyer's options
Super Rugby
Feb 21, 2012:  "The Sharks, Stormers and Bulls appear the best-placed South African sides in Super Rugby, but don't write off the Cheetahs." Stephen Nell writes
Comment
Feb 6, 2012:  "South Africa's rugby issues remain a major challenge, even if the best man for the job has finally been appointed as Springbok coach." Stephen Nell writes
Comment
Dec 19, 2011:  "For the game that defined South Africa's rugby year, look no further than the quarter-final defeat to Australia at the World Cup." Stephen Nell reflects on South Africa's year
Comment
Nov 15, 2011:  "Coetzee may well head the list of candidates as he has a good coaching record and is very well-spoken." Stephen Nell picks over who is in line for the Boks' top job
Comment
Oct 17, 2011:  "Ultimately the Boks paid the price for some poor selections, the lack of a cutting edge on attack and poor execution."Stephen Nell reflects on the Springboks' RWC
Comment
Oct 4, 2011:  "Seldom has there been so much riding on one match for Springbok rugby as Sunday's quarter-final against Australia in Wellington." Stephen Nell writes
Rugby World Cup
Sep 1, 2011:  South Africa coach Peter de Villiers and captain John Smit admitted to being overwhelmed by the 36,000 fans that gathered in Johannesburg to wish them luck ahead of their Rugby World Cup defence
Comment
Sep 1, 2011:  "If Springboks coach Peter de Villiers learnt anything from the Tri-Nations it's that Butch James will not offer him the same value as Morné Steyn in pressure games." Stephen Nell writes
Comment
Aug 4, 2011:  "I believe what we are seeing in South African rugby are the chickens coming home to roost on the Super Rugby format and the excessive amount of games that are being created for television." Stephen Nell writes
Comment
Jul 4, 2011:  "Should they prevail against the Reds it will surely rank as one of the greatest achievements by a rugby team in the history of the game." Stephen Nell is impressed by the Crusaders
Comment
Jun 6, 2011:  "Unfortunately for Brits, he is a victim of circumstance, with team dynamic and perception playing significant roles." Stephen Nell writes
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