Misconceptions and prejudices related to the subject of so-called ‘quota’ selections must be eradicated if we are to move forward as a rugby nation, writes CRAIG LEWIS. On Saturday, just three players of colour started the Springboks’ Test against Wales. Yet, in the aftermath of another disappointing defeat, there was the usual routine in certain sectors on social media where transformation… Read more →
SA Rugby must strive to add a coach with a different way of thinking to the Springbok setup from next year, writes CRAIG LEWIS. Can the Boks really rebound from a period of dire stagnation to be regarded as genuine contenders when the 2019 World Cup rolls around in less than two years? Sadly, all the current signs suggest not…. Read more →
What we learned from the Springboks’ Test against Wales and the Dubai Sevens, according to CRAIG LEWIS. Allister Coetzee’s tenure must finally be over For some time now, there have been ongoing whispers in rugby circles that Coetzee’s tenure with the Boks is set to come to an end after this year. That fate was surely sealed as the Springboks slipped… Read more →
The loss of South African rugby’s intellectual property is just as damning as the chronic player drain, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The lack of Test-quality depth at scrumhalf remains a major concern for the Springboks less than two years away from the next World Cup, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
No matter what the results may be over the remainder of the Springboks’ end-of-year tour, considerable changes to the current coaching and player group must take place, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Damian de Allende must make the most of his starting opportunities in what should be a watershed tour for the 25-year-old, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Springboks have missed a trick by overlooking the value that Duane Vermeulen and Frans Steyn could have added to the end-of-year tour, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Springboks’ blowout against the All Blacks on Saturday is simply a microcosm of a far greater problem facing South African rugby, writes CRAIG LEWIS. In the lead-up to the Test in Albany, there were some futile attempts to hype up the clash as a potentially competitive battle between two great rivals. Understandably, a passionate South African rugby public wants to… Read more →