Malcolm Marx is the only Springbok to be included in Rugby World magazine‘s Team of the Year.
The team was selected by a panel of experts from 12 different countries.
There are five New Zealanders, four Irishmen, two Englishmen and one player each from Australia, Fiji and Wales.
Rugby World magazine’s 2018 Team of the Year – 15 Beauden Barrett (New Zealand), 14 Ben Smith (New Zealand), 13 Jonathan Davies (Wales), 12 Owen Farrell (England), 11 Rieko Ioane (New Zealand), 10 Johnny Sexton (Ireland), 9 Conor Murray (Ireland), 8 Kieran Read (New Zealand), 7 David Pocock (Australia), 6 Peter O’Mahony (Ireland), 5 Leone Nakarawa (Fiji), 4 Brodie Retallick (New Zealand), 3 Tadgh Furlong (Ireland), 2 Malcolm Marx (South Africa), 1 Mako Vunipola (England).
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