New mag: Frans Steyn – rugby royalty

We celebrate the career of Frans Steyn in a special cover feature that headlines the latest SA Rugby magazine, which is now on sale!

The first anniversary of the Springboks’ World Cup triumph recently passed by, and there was no shortage of memorable reflections from last year’s unforgettable tournament.

Beyond our review of the fascinating Chasing the Sun documentary, this issue sees us also celebrate the multi-faceted career of stalwart Frans Steyn.

The 33-year-old was one of the Springboks’ unsung heroes, and in our cover feature we take a look at the integral role he played on and off the field.

We chat to the utility back, as well as coaches and players who know him well, to find out more about the humble superstar who has won two World Cups and remains very much on track for another shot at victory over the British & Irish Lions in 2021.

Unfortunately we won’t see the Springboks in action this year but, closer to home, we have seen Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked kicking off in earnest.

In this issue, SA Rugby magazine catches up with one of the stars from the early rounds, Bulls flyer Stedman Gans, and we take a closer look at the story of powerhouse lock JD Schickerling, who is firmly back on the Springbok radar.

There are also interviews with Sharks newcomer Yaw Penxe and Lions wing Jamba Ulengo.In a series of special reports, we investigate the ever-changing landscape at the Cheetahs and Kings and find out what is being done to rescue the dire situation in Eastern Cape rugby.

In another feature not to be missed, we approached four experts to find out what makes Springbok superstar Cheslin Kolbe such a devastating performer.

On the international scene, we look at the Springboks’ prospects as they build to the British & Irish Lions series, and there’s a big read on the enduring debate around whether Beauden Barrett or Richie Mo’unga should be at No 10 for the All Blacks

– Craig Lewis

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