Victor Matfield has proved he can not only survive but excel at Test level again, writes RYAN VREDE.
Tonderai Chavhanga was struggling physically and financially when Jake White offered him one last chance to revive his career, writes MIKE GREENAWAY.
A revived, refreshed and reinvigorated Jerome Kaino is living proof that a stint in Japan is no kiss of death for your career, writes MARC HINTON.
Matt Toomua overcame several obstacles on his way to the top, writes ALEX BROUN.
Argentina’s new captain Agustín Creevy has finally secured the No 2 jersey, writes FRANKIE DEGES.
Willie le Roux has learned to play the situation at the highest level, writes JON CARDINELI.
Cornal Hendricks became a Springbok because he had the courage to pursue his goals, writes RYAN VREDE.
Michael Hooper may be one of the world’s smallest loose forwards but he’s worth his weight in gold for the Wallabies, writes ALEX BROUN.
Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe will be able to concentrate on his own game after losing the Pumas captaincy, writes FRANKIE DEGES.
Ben Smith is the most unassuming of blokes with the most dazzling of repertoires, writes MARC HINTON.
Jesse and Dan Kriel played together for the Junior Boks, writes SIMON BORCHARDT. Now they want to make their mark with the Bulls.
The Sharks expect former England prop Matt Stevens to make a major impact when he returns to Durban in August, writes MIKE GREENAWAY.
Former Western Province and Stormers loose forward Robbie Diack made his Test debut for his adopted nation in June, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
Bryan Habana still wants to improve his game, score more tries and win more trophies, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Danie Rossouw leaves a legacy of success matched by only a select few in the game, writes RYAN VREDE.
The government should be investing in the development of black players rather than making quota demands that South African rugby sides cannot possibly meet, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The All Blacks deserve credit for their win against the Springboks in Wellington, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day newspaper.
Francois Hougaard's aptitude will come under the microscope once again in the Springboks' last two Tests of the Rugby Championship, writes RYAN VREDE.
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