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LEWIS COLUMN

Boks’ No 9 conundrum

The lack of Test-quality depth at scrumhalf remains a major concern for the Springboks less than two years away from the next World Cup, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Bok changes on the horizon

No matter what the results may be over the remainder of the Springboks' end-of-year tour, considerable changes to the current coaching and player group must take place, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Opportunity knocks for De Allende

Damian de Allende must make the most of his starting opportunities in what should be a watershed tour for the 25-year-old, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Duane, Steyn would bolster Boks

The Springboks have missed a trick by overlooking the value that Duane Vermeulen and Frans Steyn could have added to the end-of-year tour, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


SA would host special World Cup

World Rugby's decision to select South Africa as its preferred host for the 2023 World Cup is the good-news story South African sport has been desperately crying out for, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks must stick to strengths

The Springboks should take cognisance of Western Province’s precise and powerful playoff performance in Saturday’s Currie Cup final, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Botha’s been a tower of strength

Sharks captain Ruan Botha has emerged as another player who can add real value to the Springboks’ rich second-row resources, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks must back Dan

The Springboks must take the opportunity to expose Dan du Preez to Test rugby on the upcoming end-of-year tour, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks embracing proactive approach

The Springboks’ varied approach in the final two Rugby Championship Tests speaks to a tactical evolution that does provide cause for encouragement, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks need management clarity

The Springboks need to clarify the long-term roles, responsibilities and make-up of their management team, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


SA Rugby must ‘Boks’ clever

The Bulls’ reluctance to utilise their released Springboks this past week again highlights the need for South African rugby to remodel its contracting system, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Treat the cause, not the symptom

The Springboks’ blowout against the All Blacks on Saturday is simply a microcosm of a far greater problem facing South African rugby, writes CRAIG LEWIS


Boks must unleash Jean-Luc

The time is right to deploy Jean-Luc du Preez in a starting role against the All Blacks this Saturday, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Am is another Bok-in-waiting

Lukhanyo Am is desperately unlucky to have missed out on Springbok selection, but his time will surely come, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Sharks’ ‘Lomu’ has it all

Sharks winger S’bu Nkosi is one of the brightest young prospects on the South African rugby horizon, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


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