The Boks’ tactical evolution this season is cause for encouragement heading towards the 2019 World Cup, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Springbok captaincy has empowered Siya Kolisi as a player, but he self-admittedly remains on a learning curve as a Test leader, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Springboks need to find answers to the questions that persist around their backup depth at scrumhalf and fullback, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Aphiwe Dyantyi is the sort of lethal finisher the Springboks have been crying out for since the heyday of Bryan Habana, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Gloucester-based Ruan Ackermann is the sort of robust loose forward who needs to power his way on to the Springbok radar, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Rassie Erasmus will need to be calculated in the way he deploys Cheslin Kolbe as an X-factor weapon in the Springboks’ arsenal, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The lack of cohesion and clarity around certain positions in the Bok backline will be an increasing cause for concern, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Both Handré Pollard and Elton Jantjies should be backed rather than belittled each time they endure an off day in Springbok colours, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The inclusion of Damian Willemse in the Bok squad needs to be seen in the context of big-picture thinking, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Lions’ heavy defeat to the Crusaders in the Super Rugby final indirectly added further perspective to the Sharks’ historic 2014 win in Christchurch, writes CRAIG LEWIS.