Lions centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg is on the cover of the new-look SA Rugby magazine, on sale this week.
When Janse van Rensburg’s mother, Renthia, passed away on 1 March after a brave battle with cancer, most expected him to skip the Lions’ match against the Waratahs three days later. However, the 22-year-old centre decided to honour his mother’s memory by playing at Ellis Park, and he did so with an outstanding display that included two tries.
In this issue of SA Rugby magazine, Janse van Rensburg tells senior rugby writer Craig Lewis how her passing has given him more motivation to perform on the field.
Also in the new-look issue:
– The sons of South African rugby royalty, Daniel and Jean-Luc du Preez, appear destined for great things
– Lukhanyo Am has risen to prominence as the Sharks’ first-choice outside centre
– New CEO Gary Teichmann wants to instil a winning culture at the Sharks
– Thando Manana column: Black coaches are being denied opportunities at a high level
– England defended their Six Nations crown, but defeat in Dublin showed they are not yet the finished product
– Dr Sherylle Calder’s visual awareness training is helping to improve the skills of England’s players
– John Plumtree column: A good working week is the key to success on match day
– Rosco Speckman's journey to the top of rugby’s abbreviated code started with rejection at the Sharks
– Having served a two-year drug ban, former Stormers lock Gerbrandt Grobler is making headlines for all the right reasons with Racing 92
– Francois Hougaard produces his best rugby when relegation-threatened Worcester need it most
– Our Saffas in Europe XV, based on players form in March
– Former Wallabies wing David Campese selects his Perfect XV
– Joel Stransky on his cycling accident, the injuries he sustained, and when he will be able to ride again
– Celeb fan: Jack Parow on supporting the Stormers