Too good to be bad

Francois Hougaard needs to make concrete decisions immediately or risk watching a career of incredible promise die a slow death, writes RYAN VREDE.

Clean slate

Ryan Kankowski is enjoying the new Sharks environment, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Impact areas

Coenie Oosthuizen now has the ability to influence a game with ball in hand and up front, writes MARK KEOHANE.

Dream start

Marnitz Boshoff kicked 50 points in his first two Super Rugby matches for the Lions.

Appetite for destruction

Argentina lock Manuel Carizza could prove to be an important signing for the Stormers, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Time to go

Former Springbok lock Johann Muller will retire from rugby at the end of this European season, writes JEREMY PROOME.

Bleeding for Les Bleus

South African flank Bernard le Roux is committed to the French cause, writes GAVIN MORTIMER.

Azzurri allegiance

SIMON BORCHARDT looks at how Tommy Allan, the nephew of former Springbok hooker John, ended up playing Test rugby for Italy.

Matfield’s welcome return

Victor Matfield has made the right decision to come out of retirement, writes MARK KEOHANE.

Jake can fix Frans

Jake White has the potential to bring out the best in Frans Steyn once again, writes RYAN VREDE.

Goosen’s free to fly

Johan Goosen will continue to play the game his way, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Dominating Europe

Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has been in excellent form for Ulster, writes PAUL MORGAN.

Offensive asset

The Stormers and Springboks hope Jaco Taute’s second coming brings with it the attacking weaponry that can shape their seasons, writes RYAN VREDE.

Jantjies fights back

Elton Jantjies needs to perform for the Lions after an unsuccessful stint with the Stormers, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

Greatness beckons

Stormers and Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth became even better in 2013, writes RYAN VREDE.

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