People person

Alistair Hargreaves has proved to be the ideal replacement for Steve Borthwick as Saracens captain, writes PAUL MORGAN.

Springbok gladiator

IRB Player of the Year nominee Duane Vermeulen has a burning desire to be the best, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Billy Vunipola’s mixing it up

England No 8 Billy Vunipola wants to take his game to a new level, writes PAUL MORGAN.

Edge of the abyss

Pat Lambie is fighting desperately to avoid becoming Springbok rugby’s latest forgotten man, writes RYAN VREDE.

Sonny Bill’s a special case

Sonny Bill Williams went straight back into the All Blacks squad after a two-year stint in rugby league, writes MARC HINTON.

Warthog rampage

Armand van der Merwe has produced several explosive performances for the Lions, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

McLeod’s positive energy

Former Sharks scrumhalf Charl McLeod has settled in quickly at Grenoble, writes GAVIN MORTIMER.

Whiteley’s month to remember

Warren Whiteley followed up Commonwealth gold with a Springbok call-up, writes BRENTON CHELIN.

Du Toit makes strong start

Thomas du Toit has shown great promise in his first year out of school, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

Carr’s driven to perform

Western Province flank Nizaam Carr is pushing hard for Springbok selection, writes MARK KEOHANE.

Mtembu’s leading the way

Tera Mtembu is relishing the role of Sharks captain in this year’s Currie Cup, writes MIKE GREENAWAY.

Senatla’s attack-minded

Western Province wing Seabelo Senatla wants to be a Springbok but the Olympic Games remain his top priority, writes RYAN VREDE.

Smith’s remarkable return

Juan Smith capped off an incredible comeback when he started for the Springboks in Salta, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Kid dynamite

Marcell Coetzee has grown into a massive asset for the Springboks, writes RYAN VREDE.

Carter’s body blows

Dan Carter faces serious questions about his ability to make it through to the next World Cup, writes MARC HINTON.

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