Jano Vermaak’s Perfect XV

The former Springbok, Bulls, Lions and Stormers scrumhalf names a team of the best he played alongside and against.

15 Frans Steyn

An all-round great rugby player. He has a massive boot and can drop kick from anywhere. Great player to have in a team.

14 Cheslin Kolbe

Dynamite comes in small packages. He can make anything out of nothing. Very quick and explosive, Cheslin has the best feet in the game.

13 Jaque Fourie

 Very good on attack and defence. His communication on the field made him a brilliant player.

12 Ma’a Nonu

He is very intimidating to play against, a very strong and robust player. Can’t have an off-day on defence if you play against him.

11 Bryan Habana

A try-scoring machine, always at the right place at the right time. Very quick and explosive.

10 Beauden Barrett

His speed and decision-making make him the best 10 in the world.

9 Aaron Smith

Very good passing and kicking game, his speed to the breakdown and decision-making make him brilliant.

8 Kieran Read

All-round great rugby player and rugby brain. Solid player.

7 Richie McCaw

Always on the edge, he understood the game. The best to put on the No 7 jersey. Absolute legend in the game.

6 Schalk Burger

The best to put on the No  6 jersey. Every game he played you got nothing less than 100%. Brilliant player and an even better person off the field.

5 Victor Matfield 

Technically brilliant in analysing the opposition lineout, he also had great overall skills.

4 Bakkies Botha

Very hard to play against, always intimidating the opposition. Hard as a rock.

3 Carl Hayman

Very strong in the scrum; that’s what you want from your tighthead.

2 Bismarck du Plessis 

He has great strength and power and that made him one the best hookers in the word He has amazing skills and is very strong at the breakdown.

1 Steven Kitshoff (c)

Not just a great scrummer, but also a great ball carrier with amazing skills, offloading and passing with both hands. Great team man and great leader.

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