All hail the Lion king Ackers

Whatever the outcome of Saturday’s Super Rugby final, it should still serve as an occasion to celebrate the enduring influence of Johan Ackermann, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Lions must learn from Sharks scare

The Lions can still go on to win this season’s Super Rugby title, but they need to heed the lessons learned from their last two major playoff games, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Lions stars boosted Boks

In-form Lions players emphatically vindicated their selections for the Springboks during the June series against France, which bodes well for the business end of Super Rugby, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Rassie return would be a masterstroke

Rassie Erasmus would add immense value to a South African rugby system that finally appears to be showing signs of functioning efficiently again, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Steyn can revive Bok career

Frans Steyn has a rare opportunity to reinvent the manner in which his Springbok career will be remembered, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Elton’s time is now

Elton Jantjies must use the three-Test series against France to finally prove he is ready to settle at Test level, writes CRAIG LEWIS.