Very little can be read into rankings, but as the gap narrows between the Boks and All Blacks, it does add some extra spice to proceedings as the historic 100th Test between the two rivals looms, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
After the Boks’ disappointing defeat by Australia, CRAIG LEWIS identifies five points to ponder, including whether there should be a return to a five-three bench split.
Australia were deserved winners over South Africa on Sunday. Now, the response from the Springboks will be telling, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
A second successive Currie Cup final between the Bulls and Sharks is no coincidence. It’s a reflection of two franchises that are holistically in especially good health, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Cornal Hendricks and Johan Goosen would be two superb additions to the Springbok squad before the end of the year, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The highly anticipated back-to-back Tests against the All Blacks will provide the Springboks with a different but more meaningful examination compared to the recent Lions series, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Cheslin Kolbe is one of rugby’s most highly-valued players for good reason. He boasts pure box-office spectator appeal and is the game’s most marketable player, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The prospect of the Boks moving away from an antagonistic Sanzaar alliance and into an expanded Six Nations would be an undeniably appealing prospect, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
On his return to the starting lineup, Malcolm Marx was a standout performer for the Springboks as they claimed a comfortable win over Argentina on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS picks and rates some of the top performers.
Damian de Allende and Lukhanyo Am continue to form a formidable midfield combination that could eventually see them surpass the Bok Test pairing record held by Jean de Villiers and Jaque Fourie, writes CRAIG LEWIS.