The former Springbok, Bulls and Sunwolves scrumhalf’s team of the best he played alongside and against.
15 Israel Folau
He has it all – pace, size and skill. He’s the world’s best under the high ball and on the counter-attack.
14 Cheslin Kolbe
Best feet in the game and a nightmare to defend against. A special mention to JP Petersen.
13 Isaia Toeava
The man could do it all, he was a special player with the X factor running through his body.
12 George Moala
A beast with ball in hand, so difficult to stop.
11 Bryan Habana
Great speed, work rate and finishing ability. Loved him as a kid growing up and then was fortunate enough to play with him.
10 Dan Carter
He just made rugby look so easy! A special mention to Handre Pollard.
9 Aaron Smith
Best pass in the world and breakdown speed makes him an absolute must for the team. Setting the standard for No 9s since hitting the international scene.
8 Duane Vermeulen
Don’t think I have ever seen him play a bad game of rugby. You don’t want to be in his channel.
7 David Pocock
To play rugby you need to have the ball and David was a turnover king at breakdowns.
6 Jaco Kriel
We played together since U19 and he is the first player I would want to have next to me going into any war!
5 Victor Matfield (c)
Fantastic leader with crazy skills for such a big guy. A special mention to RG Snyman.
4 Eben Etzebeth
The word dominant comes up. No-nonsense get-the-job-done player who can lead the pack around the field.
3 Trevor Nyakane
Born to play in the front row. Brings a lot of turnovers and gainline carries.
2 Bongi Mbonambi
You do not get much tougher than Bongi!
1 Steven Kitshoff
Excellent skills for a front rower with world-class conditioning. A special mention to Beast Mtawarira.