When the news broke that former All Blacks loose forward Jerry Collins had died in a car crash in France, the rugby world expressed its collective grief. MARC HINTON reports.
Jean de Villiers hopes his return from a horrific knee injury will inspire the Springboks to a third World Cup title, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Fourie du Preez remains the Springboks’ best option at scrumhalf, writes RYAN VREDE.
Francois Louw’s experience of northern hemisphere conditions with Bath will benefit the Springboks at the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Ma’a Nonu's outstanding Super Rugby form bodes well for the All Blacks, writes MARC HINTON.
Matt Giteau and a straight-running inside centre could be just what Israel Folau needs to make him the hottest fullback in the world, writes MARK CASHMAN.
Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis made massive contributions to the Sharks, writes MIKE GREENAWAY.
Faf de Klerk’s Super Rugby performances have put him in line for higher honours, writes BRENTON CHELIN.
CJ Stander became the first non-Irishman to win Munster’s Player of the Year award and qualifies to play for Ireland after the World Cup. GERRY THORNLEY reports.
Schalk Burger has taken nothing for granted since recovering from bacterial meningitis, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Bakkies Botha capped off a glittering career by claiming a third European title with Toulon, writes GAVIN MORTIMER.
Lions loose forward Warwick Tecklenburg has come a long way since leaving the Bulls, writes BRENTON CHELIN.
Jan Serfontein has transitioned from promising rookie to marked man, writes RYAN VREDE. How he negotiates this challenge will determine his future.
JP Pietersen has had a big role to play on and off the field for the struggling Sharks this season, writes MIKE GREENAWAY.
Duane Vermeulen continues to impress as a player and leader, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Heyneke Meyer should not be taking positives from a home defeat to the All Blacks, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day newspaper.
It’s frightening to think how strong this All Blacks side may become in the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Springboks desperately need Duane Vermeulen and Willem Alberts to be fit for the World Cup, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
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