Editor’s picks: Top content from the past week

As we continue to uncover the best rugby stories during this time of lockdown, editor CRAIG LEWIS picks five top pieces of content from the past week.

1 Tragic, but inspiring story of rising star

Edinburgh-bound Paul Roos centre Jordan Venter opened up on how he overcame a tragedy that forever changed his life and career.


2 Graphic: Bok Dream Team vs World 23

After playing selector, we lined up editor CRAIG LEWIS’ Springbok Dream Team against senior contributor WADE PRETORIUS’ World 23. Which side do you think would come out on top?












3 Building a Bok dynasty: The midfield

In the second instalment of a six-part series, JON CARDINELLI highlights the Springboks’ quality in depth and where the world champions can improve in the next four-year cycle.


4 Where are they now: 2009 Emerging Boks (Backs)

In another addition to this ongoing ‘where are they now’ series, DYLAN JACK rewinds to 2009 British & Irish Lions tour and looks at where those Emerging Springboks are now.


5 Pay cuts confirmed for SA rugby

A finalised deal for the SA rugby industry is set to see players contributing 12.5% to a wide-ranging plan to cut up to R1 billion from its budget over the next eight months.


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