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 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.
Elton Jantjies’ Man of the Match performance in Saturday’s quarter-final added another chapter to the curious chronicles of the Lions flyhalf, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The desire from officials to prioritise player safety should be commended, but it should not come at the expense of common sense, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Lions’ progression as possibly the only South African side to qualify for the Super Rugby playoffs could be a blessing in disguise for the Boks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Springboks may only be two Tests into the 2018 season, but there are already clear signs of bigger-picture thinking with the World Cup in mind, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Springboks can be expected to offer more than a one-dimensional approach in the three-Test series against England, but the accuracy of execution will be key to their cause, 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.