• Lions have final lesson to learn

    The pragmatic approach that yielded 34 points in the second half at Ellis Park must be backed, ahead of the headless-chicken strategy that cost the Lions 22 points in the first, writes JON CARDINELLI.

    Lions primed for top prize

    The Lions have the defensive tools – and more importantly, the home advantage – to win three playoff matches and ultimately a first Super Rugby crown, writes JON CARDINELLI.

    Lions have poked the tiger

    The British & Irish Lions’ magnificent victory in New Zealand may inspire a new attitude in the minds of the All Blacks in the weeks and months to come, writes JON CARDINELLI.

    Untried combos a massive gamble

    Allister Coetzee’s decision to favour form over experience could backfire in spectacular fashion when the Springboks face France at Loftus Versfeld, writes JON CARDINELLI.

    Bok defence in spotlight

    The pressure is on the Springbok defence to deliver a reputation-boosting performance in the three-Test series against France, writes JON CARDINELLI.