The former Lions and Cheetahs flank picks a team of the best he played with and against.
15 Brent Russell
If a team’s defence didn’t have all it together, he had the skills to tear them to pieces.
14 William Ryder
He wasn’t called Serevi for nothing [nicknamed after former Fijian sevens star Waisale Serevi]. He had the ability to create something from nothing.
13 Marius Joubert
He was a strong distributor and solid on defence. Marius was also a great character in any team.
12 De Wet Barry
A man who shut down the No 12 channel! De Wet was also great at assisting his flyhalf with decision-making and getting over the advantage line.
11 Joe Rokocoko
He was a natural athlete and a great finisher.
10 Carlos Spencer
Nicknamed ‘King Carlos’, not much more needs to be said about him.
9 Bolla Conradie
Bollla ensured quick service from the breakdown and loved keeping defences honest.
8 Kabamba Floors
Kambamba had skills galore and pace to burn, but he was also hard as nails.
7 Juan Smith
One of the toughest loosies I have played against. I would also put in a shout for Wikus van Heerden for this position.
6 Heinrich Brussouw
The turnover king. If your forwards were late to the breakdown, he would ensure you lost possession.
5 Victor Matfield
He was a true master in the lineouts.
4 Quinton Davids
A grafter of note and someone who loved to start a fire in the pack.
3 Brian Mujati
A specimen of a human being. He doesn’t know any other direction in a scrum but forward.
2 Schalk Brits
An ideal player for my style of play. One of the best mobile and skilful hookers.
1 Os du Randt
Probably the best loosehead the world has ever seen. He showed his class by winning two World Cups and being inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.
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