SA Rugby mag on sale today

SA Rugby magazine has again produced four regional covers for their new 124-page issue.

Stormers flank Luke Watson, who appears on the cover of the magazine’s Western Cape edition, believes Jake White will select him to play for the Springboks.

White has never rated Watson and insists he can’t play in the same loose trio as Schalk Burger. In the new SA Rugby magazine, Watson says he would not let the Boks down. “If I had to play a Test tomorrow, I’m confident I’d do well,” he said.

In the same issue, Bulls centre Wynand Olivier, who’s on the cover of the Gauteng edition, expresses his desire to play 50 Tests for the Springboks. “To get a Test cap is easy, but to stay there is far more difficult. I definitely don’t want to be a one-Test wonder.”

Olivier also discusses the death of Ettienne Botha, and admits he would give up all his rugby success if it would bring back his friend.
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On the cover of the KwaZulu-Natal edition is AJ Venter, who explains why captaincy has mellowed him. The Sharks’ loosie also reveals whether or not he plans to stick around for the World Cup.

Meyer Bosman’s performances in the Super 14 have justified his Bok selection last year. Our Free State cover star tells us why the southern hemisphere competition has improved his game.

Alas, the Circus Cats have not done enough to crack a cover this month, but we have a six-page special report on the Jozi franchise and check out Andre Pretorius’s cool crib.

Also in the new issue:

- David Campese on SA’s backs
- Nick Mallett on the sorry Stormers
- Akona & Odwa Ndungane
- Selborne Boome
- Stuart Abbott
- Shaun Pollock’s Dream XV
- SA U21 prop Heinke van der Merwe
- All Black centre debate
- Wallaby scrumhalf debate
- Columns from Schalk, Naas and Mallett
- Crossword
- Keo’s Killer Quiz
- Gary Gold’s coaching tips
- Faan & Daan
- Free Bryan Habana and Schalk Burger poster

124 pages for just R18.95!