The future is here

Handré Pollard, Jesse Kriel and Eben Etzebeth are on the cover of the new issue of SA Rugby magazine.

Pollard and Kriel are the main focus of the English edition, with Etzebeth dominating the cover of the Afrikaans edition. Both editions have the same content.

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While Pollard and Kriel are the future of Springbok rugby, both will be aiming to make an impact at their first World Cup, however they are used in the match 23.

In the new issue of SA Rugby magazine, on sale this week, Pollard explains why his second year of Test rugby hasn't been tougher than the first, the improvement in his tactical kicking, and the advice he's been given by Fourie du Preez and Morné Steyn.

Kriel reveals he was more excited by the challenge of playing against the All Blacks at Ellis Park than scared of it and explains how success against New Zealand at U20 level has helped changed the mindset of youngsters like himself and Pollard. Kriel also talks about his midfield partnership with Damian de Allende and the assistance he received from Jean de Villiers and Jaque Fourie.

Meanwhile, Etzebeth talks about his challenge to perform the role of Springbok enforcer while maintaining his discipline, and what he learned from Bakkies Botha.

Also our new issue, on sale this week:

Nehe Milner-Skudder has been the All Blacks’ find of 2015

Drew Mitchell’s knowledge of northern-hemisphere rugby could help the Wallabies to escape the Pool of Death

– Joe Marler has become one of England’s most important players

– Paul O’Connell is an inspirational captain and player for Ireland

– France hope to get the best out of Wesley Fofana at the World Cup

Juan Imhoff was always destined to play for Argentina

– In the seventh instalment of a series on Springbok coaches, we reflect on Harry Viljoen’s 16-month stint

– Paul Treu on his role as Western Province defence coach and what the team needs to change

– Stefan Ungerer wants to stay with the Sharks despite intense competition for the No 9 jersey

– Junior Boks fullback Warrick Gelant has made the most of his opportunity to start for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup

– Kwagga Smith’s sevens stint has made him a better 15-a-side player

– Braam van Straaten explains why South Africa’s coaches must improve technically if they are to provide youngsters with the complete skill set

– We select a Saffas in Europe XV based on club form in August and early September

– Stade Français lock Gerhard Mostert has accepted the French way of doing things

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Simon Borchardt