The Boks faded in the second half to slump to a 22-17 defeat by the British & Irish Lions on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS picks and rates some of the top performers amid a disappointing result.
South Africa A suffered a disappointing 17-14 loss against the Bulls a week away from the first Test against the British & Irish Lions. CRAIG LEWIS looks past the result to rate some of the top SA A performers.
The Springboks have once again demonstrated their penchant for displaying ‘superior discontent’ in a week where South Africa as a nation also refused to be defeated, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
South Africa A claimed a morale-boosting 17-13 win over the British & Irish Lions on Wednesday. CRAIG LEWIS picks and rates some of the top SA performers.
The British & Irish Lions were always likely to roar past the Sharks in the second half on Saturday, but the opening 40 minutes at least provided some much-needed competitiveness, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Franco Mostert is one of the Springboks’ most underrated players and would be fully deserving of a starting berth against the British & Irish Lions, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The importance of the SA A game against the British & Irish Lions has skyrocketed, not only to offer some much-needed competitive preparation in both camps, but also to breathe some excitement into a stop-start tour, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Damian Willemse’s high work rate and intensity in looking to get involved in play against Georgia would have been particularly satisfying for the Springbok coaches, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Aphelele Fassi enjoyed a memorable Test debut, while Pieter-Steph du Toit sent out a reminder of his class against Georgia on Friday night. CRAIG LEWIS rates the triumphant Boks following their 40-9 win.
It’s been more than three years between Ox Nche’s first and second Test caps. His return to the Springbok fold is long awaited but fully deserved, writes CRAIG LEWIS.