Strauss a smart choice

Adriaan Strauss is the right man to lead the Springboks into a new era, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Mapoe’s golden run

Lionel Mapoe’s sensational Super Rugby form earned him a Springbok recall, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Catrakilis kicks on

Demetri Catrakilis has made the most of his opportunity with Montpellier, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Pedrie goes Pro

Former Springbok flank Pedrie Wannenburg grabbed the chance to play in America’s new professional rugby tournament, writes CURTIS REED.

Barritt’s leading role

Brad Barritt made a big contribution as a player and captain during Saracens’ unforgettable season, writes GAVIN MORTIMER.

Winning combination

Frans Steyn is once again excelling under the guidance of Jake White, writes MARK KEOHANE.

Jantjies gets second shot

Elton Jantjies has the chance to make the Springbok No 10 jersey his own, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Etzebeth at peak of his powers

Eben Etzebeth’s early-season form for the Stormers bodes well for the Boks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Kieran’s ready to lead

Kieran Read’s appointment as All Blacks captain was simple, sensible and seamless, writes MARC HINTON.

A family affair

Robert du Preez’s three sons are all making their mark on Super Rugby, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Jantjies in red-hot form

Elton Jantjies is producing world-class performances for the Lions, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

To hell and back

JD Schickerling made his Super Rugby debut for the Stormers 546 days after breaking his neck in an U21 match. SIMON BORCHARDT reports.

Smiling assassin

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie is a little man with a big game, writes MARC HINTON.

Kitshoff’s French lesson

Steven Kitshoff believes playing in France will benefit his game, writes GAVIN MORTIMER.

New breed rising

Lood de Jager hopes to reach great heights with the Cheetahs and Springboks this year, writes JON CARDINELLI.

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