PLAYER INTERVIEWS

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.


Speight’s quirks of fate

Henry Speight’s rugby journey has taken many twists and turns, writes ALEX BROUN.


Potgieter’s wise move

Jacques Potgieter talks to SIMON BORCHARDT about winning Super Rugby with the Waratahs, why he didn’t return to the Bulls, playing in Japan, and his Bok ambitions.


Matfield’s locked and loaded

Victor Matfield has proved he can not only survive but excel at Test level again, writes RYAN VREDE.


Chavhanga’s making it count

Tonderai Chavhanga was struggling physically and financially when Jake White offered him one last chance to revive his career, writes MIKE GREENAWAY.


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