Willie le Roux must earn a recall to the Boks in order to add some much-needed experience to the back three in June, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The impressive performances of André Esterhuizen and Damian de Allende have served as a reminder that there is no need to consider shifting Handré Pollard to inside centre at Springbok level, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Bok coach Rassie Erasmus faces a complex selection decision when it comes to picking the backup players to provide cover for star hooker Malcolm Marx, writes CRAIG LEWIS. Ironically, the easiest decision Erasmus is likely to face when it comes to selection at the start of this season will be to pencil down the name of Marx in that No… Read more →
After 10 rounds of Super Rugby, CRAIG LEWIS picks a Springbok side that could line up for the June Tests against England.
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.
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.
Allister Coetzee’s axing was inevitable and overdue, but the real work starts now, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
CRAIG LEWIS identifies 10 overseas-based players who Rassie Erasmus should consider adding to his Bok plans for the 2019 World Cup. When Erasmus recently fronted up to the media for the first time since taking up his post as South Africa’s director of rugby, he suggested that there were around 10 overseas-based players who could still add value to the Bok… Read more →
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. Around this time last year, SA Rugby conducted a comprehensive review of the Boks’ dismal 2016 season that yielded just four wins from 12 Tests. Despite widespread calls for Allister Coetzee to face the axe,… Read more →
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. It’s a damning indictment that the Springboks will be forced to press the reset button once again in 2018. After all, it was meant to be so different. When reviewing a 2016 season that yielded just… Read more →