Too good to be bad

Francois Hougaard needs to make concrete decisions immediately or risk watching a career of incredible promise die a slow death, writes RYAN VREDE.

Clean slate

Ryan Kankowski is enjoying the new Sharks environment, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Impact areas

Coenie Oosthuizen now has the ability to influence a game with ball in hand and up front, writes MARK KEOHANE.

Dream start

Marnitz Boshoff kicked 50 points in his first two Super Rugby matches for the Lions.

Appetite for destruction

Argentina lock Manuel Carizza could prove to be an important signing for the Stormers, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Time to go

Former Springbok lock Johann Muller will retire from rugby at the end of this European season, writes JEREMY PROOME.

Bleeding for Les Bleus

South African flank Bernard le Roux is committed to the French cause, writes GAVIN MORTIMER.

Azzurri allegiance

SIMON BORCHARDT looks at how Tommy Allan, the nephew of former Springbok hooker John, ended up playing Test rugby for Italy.

Jake can fix Frans

Jake White has the potential to bring out the best in Frans Steyn once again, writes RYAN VREDE.