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LEWIS COLUMN

Bok team taking shape

After 10 rounds of Super Rugby, CRAIG LEWIS picks a Springbok side that could line up for the June Tests against England.


Pollard is silencing doubters

The manner in which Handré Pollard has marshalled proceedings in the Bulls’ recent wins over the Stormers and Sharks is a positive sign for the Boks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks can have no excuses

Rassie Erasmus is being equipped with all the desired tools to execute a quick turnaround plan for the Boks, but this also has to engender a culture of no excuses during the 2018 season, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


No sense in Sanzaar judgement

The nonsensical non-punishment of Reds prop Taniela Tupou for a dangerous tackle on Stormers back Craig Barry has once again made a mockery of Sanzaar’s judicial process, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Super Rugby needs another shake up

A stale Super Rugby competition remains desperately in need of a new injection of life, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Six stars who have impressed

CRAIG LEWIS identifies six young players who may have caught the eye of Bok coach Rassie Erasmus after five rounds of Super Rugby.


Boks can target embattled England

England’s dramatic fall from grace should provide an ideal opportunity for the Springboks to make a successful start to the Rassie Erasmus era in June, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Lions demonstrate enduring class

The Lions have made an emphatic statement at the start of this season that suggests they will be genuine title contenders once again, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Scrum value can’t be underestimated

The set-piece battle between the Lions and Sharks on Saturday sent out another stark reminder about the match-defining perils of a malfunctioning scrum, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


10 overseas Boks to consider

CRAIG LEWIS identifies 10 overseas-based players who Rassie Erasmus should consider adding to his Bok plans for the 2019 World Cup.


SA rugby must move forward

Allister Coetzee’s axing was inevitable and overdue, but the real work starts now, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Rassie already taking charge

Although there has been no official confirmation from SA Rugby over the Bok coaching setup, Rassie Erasmus’ work is already well underway, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Boks need overseas boost

SA Rugby must review its policy and approach to selecting overseas-based players in order to aid the Springboks' cause in 2018, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Flyhalf competition is building

South African rugby’s flyhalf stocks are looking a lot healthier heading into 2018, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


Expectations must be managed

The inevitable delays and lack of clarity around the likely restructuring of the Springbok coaching team means that expectations have to be realigned ahead of the 2018 season, writes CRAIG LEWIS.


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