Habana refined by fire

Bryan Habana’s time at Toulon has made him a better player and a better man, writes RYAN VREDE.


‘Boks have exciting young backs’

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says the Springboks are on course to be a force at the World Cup, writes RYAN VREDE in Johannesburg.


Bok attack fails to inspire

The Springboks' attack is in crisis, writes RYAN VREDE from Ellis Park.


Fourie’s the special one

Fourie du Preez remains the Springboks’ best option at scrumhalf, writes RYAN VREDE.


Saders finish strong

The Crusaders beat the Brumbies 37-24 in Canberra to give departing icons Richie McCaw and Dan Carter the perfect send-off. RYAN VREDE reports. 


Landers crush bumbling Blues

The Highlanders banked a 44-7 bonus-point victory over the Blues in Auckland to set up a home play-off. RYAN VREDE reports.


Bulls need major shake-up

The Vodacom Bulls have stagnated and are far from the force they should be. Things need to change and their former scrumhalf Fourie du Preez agrees, writes RYAN VREDE.


Kriel to shine at Loftus

Jesse Kriel will help the Vodacom Bulls arrest their slide by orchestrating a victory over the Cheetahs in Pretoria on Saturday. RYAN VREDE reports. 


Naholo to nail Blues

Highlanders winger Waisake Naholo will be the danger man in Auckland on Friday. RYAN VREDE reports.


Serfontein must adapt or die

Jan Serfontein has transitioned from promising rookie to marked man, writes RYAN VREDE. How he negotiates this challenge will determine his future.


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