Lomu the human wrecking ball

The rugby world gasped in awe as Jonah Lomu was unleashed on the global stage in 1995, writes MARC HINTON.

Jean was a true warrior

Jean de Villiers will go down as a Springbok great, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

De Allende’s shifting gears

Damian de Allende is determined to take his game to the next level and become a more complete No 12, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Strauss’s tartan allegiance

Former Lions captain Josh Strauss made his Test debut for Scotland at the World Cup, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Coles breaks the mould

Hookers are getting bigger and stronger, but the All Blacks have produced an exception to the rule in Dane Coles, who may just be the best of them all. MARC HINTON reports.

Ulengo the finisher

Jamba Ulengo was a try-scoring machine for the Blue Bulls in this year’s Currie Cup, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

Combrinck’s rough road

Ruan Combrinck was feeling unwanted at Western Province when the Lions threw him a lifeline, writes CLINTON VAN DER BERG.

Senatla’s got pure pace

Seabelo Senatla has excelled on the wing for Western Province in this year’s Currie Cup, but sevens and next year’s Olympic Games remain his priority. LOUIS DE VILLIERS reports.

Mjekevu reborn

Wandile Mjekevu returned to the Sharks a different player after a two-year stint with Perpignan, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Controlled aggression

Eben Etzebeth’s challenge is to perform the role of Springbok enforcer while maintaining his discipline, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Pollard’s a man of action

Springbok flyhalf Handré Pollard tests the psyche of defenders, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Kriel’s breaking through

Jesse Kriel has made an impressive start to his Test career, writes RYAN VREDE.

Sweet stepper

Nehe Milner-Skudder has been the All Blacks’ find of 2015, writes MARC HINTON.

Space invader

Junior Boks fullback Warrick Gelant has made the most of his opportunity to start for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

Leading from the front

Paul O’Connell is an inspirational captain and player for Ireland, writes GERRY THORNLEY.

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