PLAYER INTERVIEWS

Creevy’s patience pays off

Argentina’s new captain Agustín Creevy has finally secured the No 2 jersey, writes FRANKIE DEGES.


Le Roux is Bok miracle man

Willie le Roux has learned to play the situation at the highest level, writes JON CARDINELI.


Hendricks’ Bok dream fulfilled

Cornal Hendricks became a Springbok because he had the courage to pursue his goals, writes RYAN VREDE.


Hooper’s high value

Michael Hooper may be one of the world’s smallest loose forwards but he’s worth his weight in gold for the Wallabies, writes ALEX BROUN.


Ex-Pumas skipper shifts focus

Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe will be able to concentrate on his own game after losing the Pumas captaincy, writes FRANKIE DEGES.


All Blacks’ reluctant superstar

Ben Smith is the most unassuming of blokes with the most dazzling of repertoires, writes MARC HINTON.


Kriels pose twin threat

Jesse and Dan Kriel played together for the Junior Boks, writes SIMON BORCHARDT. Now they want to make their mark with the Bulls.


Stevens comes full circle

The Sharks expect former England prop Matt Stevens to make a major impact when he returns to Durban in August, writes MIKE GREENAWAY.


Diack answers Ireland’s call

Former Western Province and Stormers loose forward Robbie Diack made his Test debut for his adopted nation in June, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


Hungry for more

Bryan Habana still wants to improve his game, score more tries and win more trophies, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Uncelebrated champion

Danie Rossouw leaves a legacy of success matched by only a select few in the game, writes RYAN VREDE.


No room for pity

Joost van der Westhuizen knows his days are numbered, but he is remaining positive in the face of the inevitable, writes CLINTON VAN DER BERG.


Double delight

GAVIN MORTIMER pays tribute to Jonny Wilkinson, who capped off a magnificent career by leading Toulon to European Cup and Top 14 glory.


Successful experiment

Moving Lwazi Mvovo to fullback helped the Sharks build depth in the position, writes MIKE GREENAWAY.


Midfield marauder

Damian de Allende makes the biggest impact at inside centre, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


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