Cheetahs wing Rabz Maxwane has been awarded a place in the Pro14 dream team after a stellar 2018-19 season for the Bloemfontein franchise.
Maxwane scored 14 tries this season – nine of them scored away from home – as he went on to equal former Scotland wing Tim Visser’s record.
That was enough to see him given a place in the official team on the left wing as the only representative from the two South African franchises.
Counting Maxwane, there are just two South Africans in the team, as loosehead prop Pierre Schoeman was named in the front row.
The likes of Marcell Coetzee, WP Nel, CJ Stander and Jaco van der Walt were all nominees, but missed out on the final cut.
Pro14 dream team – 15 Dan Evans (Ospreys), 14 Monty Ioane (Benetton Treviso), 13 Ray Lee-Lo (Cardiff Blues), 12 Stuart McCloskey (Ulster), 11 Rabz Maxwane (Cheetahs, 10 Jack Carty (Connacht), 9 John Cooney (Ulster), 8 Bill Mata (Edinburgh), 7 Colby Fainga’a (Connacht), 6 Peter O’Mahony (Munster), 5 Scott Fardy (Leinster), 4 Tadhg Beirne (Munster), 3 Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), 2 Ken Owens (Scarlets), 1 Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh).
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