The former Bok prop selects a team of the best he played with and against for SA Rugby magazine.
15. ANDRÉ JOUBERT
The Rolls Royce of fullbacks.
14. JASON ROBINSON
How quick was this guy!
13. BRIAN O’DRISCOLL
One of the greatest centres of all time.
12 MATT GITEAU
Normally when you see a centre with headgear, it is a sign that they are likely to truck the ball up. He is a true gamebreaker.
11. INGA TUIGAMALA
‘Inga the winga’ would round off the big hits he put on his opponents with the words ‘God bless you brother’.
10. JONNY WILKINSON
With his quick feet he created a number of opportunities and gave me the ball, but I was a bit slow to take the gaps.
9. GARY ARMSTRONG
Although I struggled to understand a word he said, he was tough as a junkyard dog.
8. SÉBASTIEN CHABAL
Intimidating and confrontational.
7. ANDRÉ VENTER
The fittest rugby player I knew. Hard as nails too.
6. RUBEN KRUGER
There was no end to his determination.
5. DODDIE WEIR
A lineout specialist that towered over others.
4. JOHAN ACKERMANN
The enforcer. When he warned you, you tended to listen.
3. OLO BROWN
Scrummed lower than a lawnmower.
2. SEAN FITZPATRICK
A fierce competitor and leader on the field.
1. HEINRICH ROGERS
When I thought I had him, he lifted the whole scrum with one leg! It looks like his son Robbie is a chip off the old block. I also have lots of respect for Garry Pagel. He scrummed the hell out of me.
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