New mag: Players with star power

On the cover of the latest SA Rugby magazine, now on sale, we pinpoint the players we believe are set for a 2021 to remember.

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After a period of extraordinary challenges and disruptions in 2020, there is hope that a brighter year lies ahead.

With South Africa soon heading into northern hemisphere competitions, and prospects of the Springboks and Blitzboks returning to action, we look into our crystal ball and pinpoint players we believe could have a standout year.

One of those players is Vodacom Bulls flank Marco van Staden, to whom we chat to in a separate feature as he shares his ambitions to earn a Bok recall after rediscovering top form on the domestic scene.

Another player of national interest, Aphelele Fassi, recently made his return to action after overcoming an injury, and he opens up about his goals for the year following a tumultuous 2020.

In this issue we investigate the preparations that are under way as the Bulls, Sharks, Lions and Stormers prepare to head north, while there are a number of interesting interviews with South Africans who have been impressing overseas.

Also look out for our in-depth interview with former Bok boss Heyneke Meyer as he provides unique insight into his experiences as a coach.

In addition, there is a must-read review of the fascinating Oceans Apart documentary that was recently released.

There’s all of this, and much much more.

Enjoy the read, and stay safe!

– Craig Lewis

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