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LEWIS AT LARGE

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.


Sevens system showing the way

The Springboks can learn a number of lessons from an effective sevens system that has resulted in consistent success for the Blitzboks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks must back Duane

Duane Vermeulen must be appointed as the next captain of the Springboks in order to bring a united voice to a clearly conflicted team environment, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Ackers can aid ailing Boks

Johan Ackermann must be backed to lead the Springboks in a new direction from 2017, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks have lost identity

The Springboks desperately need a leadership that will provide honesty, innovation and clear direction, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Bok back row blues

A pack short of physicality and a loose trio lacking balance saw the Boks fail to spark during the Rugby Championship, writes CRAIG LEWIS in SA Rugby magazine.


Acid test for badgered Boks

The Boks are set to face their sternest physical and mental challenge of the year when they take on England at Twickenham this Saturday, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks must settle on way forward

The injury to Jaco Kriel once again highlights the need for SA Rugby to settle on a policy regarding overseas-based Boks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks must back Lambie

Pat Lambie must return to the flyhalf berth for the Springboks’ end-of-year tour, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Sergeal can wing it for Boks

Allister Coetzee has to be brave enough to make bold selections for the Springboks’ end-of-year tour, including calling up Cheetahs wing Sergeal Petersen and overseas-based Frans Steyn, JP Pietersen, Duane Vermeulen and Schalk Burger, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Wake-up call for SA Rugby

Until there are some fundamental changes to the structures and systems in South African rugby, the state of the game will continue to plummet to new lows, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Point proven by Strauss, Steyn

Adriaan Strauss and Morné Steyn have delivered timely reminders of the folly of prematurely writing off players who can still add value to the Springboks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks need halfback stability

The inability for a settled Bok halfback combination to establish itself at Test level has been a perennial problem that still haunts the national side, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Planning process failed Boks

Poor succession planning at both coach and player level is a root cause of the Springboks’ current woes, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


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