Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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The Lions side to face the Crusaders in Christchurch shows four changes to the one that beat the Chiefs in Hamilton.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin has named his team for their Super Rugby clash against the Stormers at Newlands.
The Lions will play in the Super Rugby semi-finals for the third successive year after defeating the Jaguares 40-23 in Johannesburg.
Ruan Combrinck has not given up hope of representing the Springboks in future.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin has made several changes to his match-day squad for their Super Rugby clash against the Stormers.
Springbok wing Ruan Combrinck returns to action this weekend when the Lions take on the Stormers at Ellis Park.
There was some mixed news on the Springbok injury front with Coenie Oosthuizen and Uzair Cassiem fit to tour Europe, while Warren Whiteley and others are not.
Former Springbok wing Tonderai Chavhanga says he is surprised that Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has not turned to Ruan Combrinck.
Two former Springbok wingers are puzzled by the fact that Ruan Combrinck is not part of the team's Rugby Championship squad.
Allister Coetzee has responded to critics arguing Ruan Combrinck and Rohan Janse van Rensburg should have been included in the Bok squad.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin has named his team for their Super Rugby encounter against the Melbourne Rebels at Ellis Park.
With preparations for the 2019 Super Rugby season in full swing, the Lions have welcomed back three players from a stint in Japan.
A stunning second half fightback has seen the Sharks beat the Lions in their Super Rugby encounter in Durban.
Stormers coach Robbie Fleck was finally forced to concede after the heart-breaking defeat to the Lions that his team’s race in Super Rugby in 2018 has now been run.
Brisbane provides Ruan Combrinck with another opportunity to inch back toward the Springbok No 14 jersey, writes Rob Houwing
Lions and Springbok wing Ruan Combrinck is on the mend following shoulder surgery earlier this month.
Lions and Springbok wing Ruan Combrinck was due to undergo shoulder surgery on Tuesday after being injured in Japan.
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee says that Ruan Combrinck's exclusion is down to his lack of game time.
Rightly or wrongly, Dillyn Leyds may now steal a march on Ruan Combrinck in the bid to bring better Bok balance to a poor back three, says Rob Houwing.
Lions wing Ruan Combrinck is perhaps the most debatable omission from the initial Springbok squad for the Rugby Championship, writes Rob Houwing.
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