Former Springbok, Cheetahs and Bulls hooker Adriaan Strauss picks a team of the best he has played against.
15 Doug Howlett
Doug was a solid fullback and had a lot of X factor.
14 Shane Williams
Shane was a great finisher and a fighter, despite his size.
13 Brian O’Driscoll
A tough centre and an inspiration for his teams.
12 Matt Giteau
He was incredibly consistent whenever he played for Australia.
11 Julian Savea
Julian is so physical and very quick.
10 Dan Carter
Simply a great all-round flyhalf.
9 Andy Ellis
Andy could control the tempo of a whole game really well. Also a mention to Conor Murray, who has a great kicking game.
8 Kieran Read
I have so much respect for him, as a player and as a person.
7 Richie McCaw (c)
Richie has earned the respect he gets.
6 George Smith
George was incredibly tough and was a very smart player.
5 Sam Whitelock
The closest player to Victor Matfield when it comes to the lineout.
4 Paul O’Connell
He worked hard and inspired Ireland.
3 Owen Franks
A very hard worker around the field and strong in the scrum.
2 Agustin Creevy
He always plays well for Argentina and is a great hooker.
1 Marcos Ayerza
His scrumming always had an impact on the game.
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