Asset management

Pieter-Steph du Toit – South Africa's standout player in 2016 – needs to be managed carefully in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Senatla rising to the top

World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year Seabelo Senatla was one of the few bright lights on the South African rugby landscape last year, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Kötze’s home away from home

Daniel Kötze, a former Vodacom Cup player, is making the most of his time in France, writes GAVIN MORTIMER.

Can Jantjies recreate magic?

After a 2016 season of mixed fortunes, Elton Jantjies again finds himself at the crossroads, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Duane is Boks’ man of action

The Springboks need to build a team around Duane Vermeulen in 2017, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Seizing the moment

Anton Lienert-Brown, the man his mates simply call ‘Alby’, has been a bolt out of the blue for the All Blacks in 2016, writes MARC HINTON.

Savea’s back on track

For one of the best wings the game has seen, the man they call 'The Bus' has had his issues to overcome, writes MARC HINTON.

Double trouble

England have a combination at Nos 10 and 12 that is threatening to wreak havoc, writes MARTIN GILLINGHAM.

Eben’s ripped and ready

The big enforcer, Eben Etzebeth, will lead the physical charge when the Springboks go hunting an important win against England at Twickenham, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Ox is pulling his weight

Ox Nche has presented himself as more than just a Free State front-row heavyweight, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Du Toit’s a beacon of light

Pieter-Steph du Toit has been a consistent performer for the Springboks in a difficult season, and is deserving of the 2016 SA Rugby Player of the Year award, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Savea’s waiting game

For a young man going places very, very quickly, All Blacks flank Ardie Savea certainly has learned to be patient, writes MARC HINTON.

Hooper’s under fire

Michael Hooper’s selection at openside flank for the Wallabies continues to cause debate, writes MARK CASHMAN.

Marx too good to ignore

Malcolm Marx forced his way into the Springbok squad, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Goosen’s attack-minded

Johan Goosen’s return provided the Springboks with more attacking and kicking options, writes JON CARDINELLI.

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