Aplon’s pulling his weight

Gio Aplon’s size has not counted against him in France, writes GAVIN MORTIMER.

Kok’s willing to work

World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year Werner Kok will not rest on his laurels during this Olympic season, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

Lomu the game changer

Rugby will never be quite the same without its brightest star shining over it, writes MARC HINTON in a moving tribute to Jonah Lomu.

Carter’s fairytale finish

Dan Carter bowed out of Test rugby with the World Cup triumph he so desperately craved to bookend one of the great careers, writes MARC HINTON.

Habana’s still try-hungry

Bryan Habana continues to play an influential role for the Springboks, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Fourie’s final flourish

Fourie du Preez enhanced his legacy with several outstanding performances at the 2015 World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.

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.

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