Former Springbok hooker James Dalton picks a team of the best he has played with and against.
15. Jeff Wilson
Excellent finisher, great speed and skill. The Golden Boy.
14 James Small
Tenacious, always extremely competitive on and off the ball. Great team man.
13 Will Carling (c)
English royalty at centre; one of the most successful English captains.
12 Phillipe Sella
French genius with ball in hand. The general of his time.
11 Jonah Lomu
Big, strong, fast and instilled fear in the opposition. Try time!
10 Michael Lynagh
Played a decade of rugby for the Wallabies and still holds a Wallaby record as flyhalf.
9 Joost van der Westhuizen
One of the best of all time.
8 Zinzan Brooke
He could run, dummy and offload. What more do you need in No 8?
7 Michael Jones
Iceman. Need I say more? Tenacious tackler and great with ball in hand. One of the best flanks.
6 Ruben Kruger
Excellent openside flank, Ahead of his generation and tough as teak.
5 John Eales
One of the most consistent locks of his time and a clever opponent. And he could kick.
4 Ian Jones
Who says size matters? Clever opponent and great overall workrate.
3 Jason Leonard
Great character of the English game. Competitive and well-balanced.
2 Keith Wood
One of my fiercest opponents. Even if I say so myself.
1 Os du Randt
Massive in all facets of play, especially putting in big hits.
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