Former Springbok lock Andries Bekker picks a dream team made up of those he played with and against during his 14-year career.
15 Gio Aplon
One of the best players with ball in hand I have ever played with. He could create something out of nothing.
14 Joe Rokocoko
What an athlete! Always a difficult man to defend against.
13 Jaque Fourie
On the field, one of the best outside centres to play with. Off the field, he is an absolute legend and a clown.
12 Jean de Villiers (c)
He formed a great combination with Jaque. One of the smartest rugby brains and the best captain I played under.
11 Sireli Naqelevuki
Not a Newlands favourite after the 2010 Currie Cup semi-final, but what a pleasure to play with this massive human being.
10 Dan Carter
The best rugby player ever. It was a massive honour to work with him in Japan.
9 Andy Ellis
What a man, on and off the field. He formed a great combination with Dan. Always good to have a beer with.
8 Duane Vermeulen
I will always pick him to fight alongside me. I don’t think this guy knows how to back down.
7 Rynhardt Elstadt
There is no word to describe him other than ‘tough’.
6 Daiki Hashimoto
He could have played lots of Super Rugby games if he was not loyal to the company he plays for in Japan. What a legend and a great man.
5 Brodie Retallick
One of the best modern-day players. Tough and skilful and will end his career as one of the most capped All Blacks.
4 Eben Etzebeth
Such a good feeling to have seen this guy start off at the Stormers. Was lucky to have played with him for a few games.
3 Ben Franks
Strong in the scrum and defensively. Absolutely rocked me in a tackle in 2011.
2 Tiaan Liebenberg
We had a good combination and understanding. I will always pick him to throw me the ball at lineout time. What a boykie.
1 Tendai Mtawarira
The main guy. Tough and strong, but such a good man off the field.