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LEWIS COLUMN

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.


Celebrate Kings while we can

The Kings’ famous win over the Waratahs last Friday served as an example of the fighting spirit we need to see more of in SA rugby, but it also provided a poignant reminder of the failed Eastern Cape project, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


New-look backline for Boks?

After the first eight rounds of Super Rugby, initial indications suggest the Springboks will have to field a young and new-look backline during the June series against France, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


SA Rugby draws short straw

The decision to reduce the number of Super Rugby participants is a welcome move, but to cut two from South Africa is a bitter pill to swallow, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


SA rugby skills evolution is under way

The Stormers and Sharks are reaping the rewards of the emphasis placed on skills development during the pre-season, and it’s a culture of excellence that Brendan Venter can foster with the Springboks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Cheeky Watson: A King dethroned

Cheeky Watson’s tenure as Eastern Province president will be remembered for all the wrong reasons, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Bosch is a diamond in the rough

The start to the Super Rugby season has provided few clear-cut answers to the Boks’ flyhalf conundrum, but in Curwin Bosch, SA rugby has a raw gem that needs to be nurtured, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Ackers must be persuaded to stay

SA Rugby should be doing everything in its power to dissuade Lions coach Johan Ackermann from taking up an offer to head overseas, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


SA Rugby requires professionalism

SA Rugby has to do more than dangle the carrot of playing for the Springboks in order to keep players in South Africa, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


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