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LEWIS COLUMN

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.


ABs still have edge over England

England are closing in on the tier-one record for consecutive Test victories, but they can’t be regarded as the world’s best team until they’ve beaten the best, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks need Venter magic

The addition of Brendan Venter to the Springbok coaching staff would be a massive coup, writes CRAIG LEWIS


Uncertainty remains in SA rugby

The Springboks are once again facing the prospect of being underprepared for the June series against France, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Joost provided off-field inspiration

Joost van der Westhuizen will go down as one of the greatest Springboks, but his greatest legacy is the work he completed off the field under the most trying circumstances, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Blitzboks blazing a trail

The Blitzboks’ continued success has provided illuminating insight into the benefits of a united and happy team environment, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


SA Rugby winds of change

After a turbulent 2016 season for South African rugby, CRAIG LEWIS looks at three enforceable actions that would be good to see in 2017.


Five players to invest in this year

After a 2016 season to forget, CRAIG LEWIS identifies five youngsters the Springboks need to invest in on the road to the 2019 World Cup.


SA Rugby must move forward

SA Rugby’s leadership should be applauded for finally making some bold decisions, but more change is required as the Springboks’ season review now gets underway, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


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