PLAYER INTERVIEWS

The future is now

Handré Pollard has arrived and may be around for a while yet, writes RYAN VREDE.


Burger’s big impact

Schalk Burger still has a role to play for the Boks, as a starter or substitute, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Soaring to new heights

From the schoolboy too big to lift in the lineouts, Brodie Retallick has become close to the complete lock for the All Blacks, writes MARC HINTON.


Finding Nemo

Western Province flank Nizaam Carr is starting to realise his true potential, writes BRENTON CHELIN.


Business decision

Johan Goosen joined French club Racing Métro to develop his game and secure his financial future, writes GAVIN MORTIMER.


Shining light

Being a regular starter for his Japanese club has helped Elton Jantjies to regain his form and confidence, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.


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.


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