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LEWIS COLUMN

Lions must learn from Sharks scare

The Lions can still go on to win this season’s Super Rugby title, but they need to heed the lessons learned from their last two major playoff games, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Kwagga is bound to be a Bok

Kwagga Smith has evolved into one of the most impactful players in South African rugby, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Kings have ‘transformed’ perceptions

The Kings have not only provided plenty of on-field entertainment this season, but also proved a point by leading the way in terms of transformation, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Gelant, Combrinck can bolster Boks

Ruan Combrinck and Warrick Gelant would add real value to the Springboks’ Rugby Championship squad, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Lions stars boosted Boks

In-form Lions players emphatically vindicated their selections for the Springboks during the June series against France, which bodes well for the business end of Super Rugby, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Rassie return would be a masterstroke

Rassie Erasmus would add immense value to a South African rugby system that finally appears to be showing signs of functioning efficiently again, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Steyn can revive Bok career

Frans Steyn has a rare opportunity to reinvent the manner in which his Springbok career will be remembered, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Elton’s time is now

Elton Jantjies must use the three-Test series against France to finally prove he is ready to settle at Test level, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks’ back three set for ultimate test

A new-look Bok back three will face a monumental challenge in the Test series against France in June, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Seven possible Springbok bolters

Unheralded Lions stars Harold Vorster, Kwagga Smith and Ross Cronjé would be deserved Bok bolters in the 31-man squad for the series against France, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Blitzboks, Kings display the way

The Blitzboks and Kings have proven what can be achieved through commanding coaching, compelling inclusivity and a strong team culture, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Venter will still add value

It would be grossly premature to become preoccupied with concerns over Brendan Venter’s involvement with the Boks now that they’ve been drawn with Italy for the 2019 World Cup, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


No excuses for Bulls coach

Nollis Marais has to accept ultimate accountability for the Bulls’ season of horror, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Cloete’s qualities would bolster Boks

Chris Cloete has emerged as a serious Springbok contender at a much-needed time, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Allow Bosch to bide his time

It’s far too soon to rush Sharks star Curwin Bosch into a frontline role with the Boks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


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