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Craig Lewis

Craig Lewis is a sports journalist and editor with over 10 years experience. He most recently served as a Group Sports editor at Highbury Media, which followed a three-year stint as the editor of SA Rugby magazine. Craig began his career in Durban where he worked in the sports department at Independent Newspapers for several years before making the move to the Mother City in 2015. He is an avid traveller, who has visited over 25 countries and also recently took up golf as a hobby - needless to say, it remains a serious work-in-progress.
All Blacks RWC jersey

All Blacks reveal RWC jersey with a strange look – PICTURES

By Craig Lewis 28-06-23 09:41

Taking a look at the new All Blacks kit, there is a noticeable presence of the white fern across the front of the jersey, while a prominent collar has led some online users to suggest they might be heading to the golf course rather than the rugby pitch. ALSO READ | Springboks suffer major injury blow ahead […]


Springboks suffer major injury blow ahead of Rugby Championship

By Craig Lewis 27-06-23 14:45

The Springboks have been in camp for some time as they prepare for the Rugby Championship, and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has notably revealed that there was a concern at flyhalf following a delay in Handre Pollard’s recovery from a leg injury. Damian Willemse also took a knock to the knee, and so Elton […]

Derick Hougaard x Nadine.

Hougaard’s toxicology report: ‘Let him speak for himself’

By Craig Lewis 26-06-23 15:30

In two recent good news updates shared about Derick Hougaard by his partner, Nadine, it was stated that the former Springbok flyhalf is continuing to show positive signs of recovery after a near-death experience. ALSO READ: Springboks have a secret weapon The former Springbok had been in a coma for over 10 days due to a […]

Springboks gym

Surprise selections for first Springboks Test of the year?

By Craig Lewis 26-06-23 10:26

The Springboks will play three Tests in the abbreviated version of the Rugby Championship, starting with a clash against Australia, which takes place next weekend. This will then be followed by battles against New Zealand at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland (Saturday 15 July) and Argentina at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg (Saturday 29 July). […]

Kaizer Chiefs new manager

Chiefs opted against signing Sundowns star

By Craig Lewis 26-06-23 08:35

Last week, Domingo – who was once linked to Chiefs – was unveiled as a new signing by Moroccan side Raja Club Athletic, joining the club on a free transfer following his departure from Mamelodi Sundowns. READ | Chiefs-Nabi: Clear timeline, yay or nay this week! Following three seasons at Sundowns that were affected by injuries […]

Derick Hougaard

Latest on Derick Hougaard: ‘He wants to speak, stand up’

By Craig Lewis 26-06-23 08:03

*Note: This is an updated article on former Springbok flyhalf Derick Hougaard ALSO READ: Could new-look Springboks team look like this for first 2023 Test? At the end of last week it was confirmed that Hougaard had come out of a coma and was responding positively to medical personnel and treatment. The former Springbok had been […]

Springboks gym

Springboks provide positive feedback as Test focus sharpens

By Craig Lewis 23-06-23 19:59

The Springboks have been hard at work on and off the field in the last two weeks for their opening Test of the season against Australia at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday 8 July, with the training camp comprising numerous field and gym sessions as well as team meetings. ALSO READ: Could new-look Springboks team look like […]

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi

Kolisi hails support of Springbok teammates he can ‘lean on’

By Craig Lewis 22-06-23 14:44

Kolisi had surgery to his knee at the end of April and he’s been doing intense rehabilitation ever since, in the hope of making a full recovery before the Rugby World Cup, which will be hosted in France in September and October. ALSO READ: Springboks news: Kolisi set for early injury return! It’s hoped that the Springbok captain […]

RUGBY: Springbok and 'A' Squads Named for Europe Tour

Springboks coach: We are not picking ‘A and B sides’

By Craig Lewis 22-06-23 13:03

Although the Springboks will employ a split-squad system in the Rugby Championship, there will not be an ‘A and B’ team. That’s according to coach Jacques Nienaber, who said the Boks intend repeating the plan that saw them clinch the Rugby Championship title in 2019 by splitting the squad for the opening two Tests of the […]

Stormers Champions Cup

Stormers get tough draw for Champions Cup

By Craig Lewis 21-06-23 17:08

The Stormers, who have been the standout South African team for the last two years, have been drawn in a tough pool for the 2023-24 Champions Cup. The Cape side have been grouped with defending champions La Rochelle and Premiership finalists Sale Sharks. ALSO READ: Top referee working with Springboks on laws ‘alignment’ Along with La Rochelle […]

Maritzburg United chairman blasts players: You betrayed us!

By Craig Lewis 19-06-23 11:47

Last week, Cape Town Spurs confirmed their promotion to the PSL after avoiding a defeat away to Maritzburg United in the promotional playoff match at Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday. Maritzburg United needed to win at all cost, but it wasn’t to be for the KZN club as they slipped to yet another disappointing result after a season […]

Eben Etzebeth

Springboks: Only ONE fit flyhalf ahead of Rugby Championship!

By Craig Lewis 15-06-23 11:29

This past weekend, the Springboks gathered into a crucial Rugby Championship training camp, with the national side set to head into three all-important Tests in July. ALSO READ: Springboks news: Kolisi set for early injury return! During a press conference on Wednesday, director of rugby Rassie Erasmus notably revealed that there was a concern at flyhalf […]

BREAKING: Sharks confirm signing of Aphiwe Dyantyi!

By Craig Lewis 13-06-23 11:01

In blockbuster news confirmed by the Sharks on Tuesday, the Durban-based side confirmed that they had welcomed Aphiwe Dyantyi to the Shark Tank just a few weeks before his four-year ban for doping comes to an end. “More than anything, I’m just excited to be back,” he commented. “I just trust that everyone is as […]

Jaco Peyper Stormers v Bulls

Johnny Sexton set for ban after verbally abusing SA ref Peyper

By Craig Lewis 12-06-23 15:56

*Note: This is an updated article on Sexton and his alleged tirade against officials, including Jaco Peyper Last month, La Rochelle staged a stunning fightback to claim a famous win over Leinster and retain the Champions Cup, with the game having been officiated by South African referee Jaco Peyper. ALSO READ | Three Springboks who’ve seen RWC […]

Eben Etzebeth

Three Springboks who’ve seen RWC dream end in past 12 months!

By Craig Lewis 12-06-23 15:14

The Springboks will begin their 2023 season on Saturday, 8 July, with their opening Rugby Championship match against the Wallabies in Pretoria, which will be followed by a Test against New Zealand in Auckland (15 July), before returning to South Africa for their closing match of the abbreviated version of the tournament against Argentina in […]

Kaizer Chiefs injury boost

Kaizer Chiefs set to pounce on former Pirates striker?

By Craig Lewis 12-06-23 12:41

Recently, AmaZulu boss Sandile Zungu revealed his club are set to release as many as 11 players as the club undergoes an overhaul, and it stands to reason that a club like Chiefs will be keeping a close eye on proceedings as they look to pounce on players who could be a good fit at […]

Percy Tau

Pitso shares a message with Percy Tau after historic achievement

By Craig Lewis 12-06-23 10:15

On Sunday, Percy Tau made history as he formed part of the title-winning Al Ahly team in the CAF Champions League after clinching a 3-2 aggregate win over Wydad Athletic Club. Tau became the first South African player to win two CAF Champions League titles, having done so with Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016 before now repeating the […]

Eben Etzebeth

Two Springbok legends could end iconic careers this weekend

By Craig Lewis 09-06-23 16:37

Two Springbok legends could head into retirement after this weekend, possibly bringing an end to their illustrious career. This weekend’s round of Currie Cup action will see the Bulls take on the Cheetahs in Pretoria, with the home side needing to win to secure their place in the Currie Cup semi-finals. The Cheetahs will be favourites […]

South African firefighters

WATCH – South African firefighters sing and dance at the airport

By Craig Lewis 09-06-23 15:11

Earlier this month it was confirmed by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment that around 400 firefighters would be sent to Alberta, Canada to assist with firefighting efforts. This need for aid came after Alberta has witness more than 550 devastating wildfires this season, with the assistance from SA offered as part of an existing […]

Bafana Bafana head to France

Bafana boss: Why I picked ZERO Chiefs players for Morocco clash

By Craig Lewis 09-06-23 12:53

Bafana head coach Hugo Broos has explained why no Chiefs were able to crack the nod for his latest squad named on Thursday. On Thursday, Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos unveiled the final list of players he will send to represent South Africa in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against World Cup semi-finalists Morocco […]

Joost van der Westhuizen Rugby World Cup 1995

Rugby World Cup 1995: Where are they now – Joost van der Westhuizen

By Craig Lewis 09-06-23 11:42

South Africa unforgettably won the 1995 Rugby World Cup on home soil – now 28 years ago. Where are those Springbok heroes today? FOR THE LATEST RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023 NEWS VISIT THE SAPEOPLE WEBSITE The SAPeople website takes a look at what has happened to the heroic starting Springbok XV that memorable day at Ellis […]

daryll cullinan

Ex-Proteas batsman Daryll Cullinan confirms shock cancer scare

By Craig Lewis 08-06-23 13:01

Former Proteas cricketer Daryll Cullinan has opened up about his recent cancer diagnosis that came ‘out of the blue’. Cullinan is one of the most well-known former Proteas cricketers, having played 70 Tests for South Africa between 1993-2001. He boasted a highest score of 275 not out and averaged an impressive 44.21 with the bat. […]

Springboks backs RWC selection

Fourteen Springbok backs set to earn RWC selection

By Craig Lewis 08-06-23 11:35

The latest Springboks squad will assemble in Pretoria on Sunday, 11 June, to officially prepare for their Rugby Championship campaign, which takes place in July. With the 2023 Rugby World Cup fast approaching, the big-name Springbok players based both overseas and locally are expected to ramp up their training and preparation. REMINDER: Springboks’ season officially underway […]

Duane Vermeulen will play in his first Test of the year on Saturday.

Springbok superstar admits he may have lost ‘starting’ role

By Craig Lewis 07-06-23 16:53

Springbok veteran Duane Vermeulen has made an honest admission as he seeks to secure his place in the 2023 World Cup squad. When the Springbok coaching team revealed their squad for the 2022 end-of-year tour, many were left shocked when they noticed the name of Duane Vermeulen was missing. It led some to speculate that […]

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