New breed rising

Lood de Jager hopes to reach great heights with the Cheetahs and Springboks this year, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Kolisi’s at sixes and sevens

The sooner Siya Kolisi settles at openside flank, the better for the Springboks, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Mvovo’s flying high

Lwazi Mvovo has added new dimensions to his game, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Botha’s got no fear

Arno Botha tells SIMON BORCHARDT that he has put his nightmare injury run behind him.

Coetzee’s playing with freedom

The Lions have brought the best out of Andries Coetzee, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

The Lion King

Jaco Kriel could force his way into the Springbok squad with another strong Super Rugby showing, writes CRAIG LEWIS.

Prodigal son returns

Pieter-Steph du Toit has finally fulfilled his dream of playing for the Stormers, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Lambie’s a natural leader

Captaincy brings out the best in Pat Lambie, writes MIKE GREENAWAY.

Leading distributor

Rudy Paige tells SIMON BORCHARDT about his breakthrough season with the Bulls, going to the World Cup and the strengths of his game.

Grant’s final destination

Peter Grant’s rugby travels will end in Perth, writes DALE GRANGER.

Goosen’s proving a point

Johan Goosen has shone for Racing 92 this season after a frustrating start to his French stint, writes GAVIN MORTIMER.

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.

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