Take a look at who's playing this weekend before you make your Superbru and Fantasy League picks.
The view that players are solely to blame for poor performance is nonsense. Astute coaches are critical, writes RYAN VREDE.
No South African-based scrumhalf has advanced their Springbok cause, leaving Fourie du Preez as the most likely selection for the mid-year Tests, writes RYAN VREDE.
Kieran Read, who is poised to win his 100th Super Rugby cap, deserves every plaudit that comes his way, writes RYAN VREDE.
Jean de Villiers will win his 100th Super Rugby cap on Friday, but getting him through to the World Cup in one piece seems unlikely, writes RYAN VREDE.
Jake White has backed South Africa's forgotten man Ryan Kankowski, and that combination could prove to be the inspiration for his Springbok return, writes RYAN VREDE.
The Bulls are facing a season that could get uglier than their diabolical 2008 campaign and Frans Ludeke seems powerless to stop it, writes RYAN VREDE.
In the context of the Stormers' game plan, Demetri Catrakilis is an infinitely better option than Elton Jantjies, but don't expect him to be the piece of the puzzle that ends their title drought, writes RYAN VREDE.