The former Cheetahs, Waratahs, Dragons and Kings scrumhalf names a team of the best he played alongside and against.
15 Riaan Viljoen
Riaan is very strong with ball in hand, has a big handoff and massive boot that can put any team on the front foot.
14 Nemani Nadolo
A 137kg wing with speed and the Fijian skill. Nemani is like a runaway train on the pitch.
13 Robert Ebersohn
Brilliant on attack and a massive team player with a high work rate and a big heart.
12 Frans Steyn
A world-class all-round player, Frans is good on defence, a great ball-carrier and a team man. He will always give his team a massive advantage with his big boot.
11 Cheslin Kolbe
One of the best attacking players in the world, Cheslin can create something out of nothing. A true X-factor player.
10 Beauden Barrett
Beauden reads the game very well. He is excellent on attack and quick off the mark.
9 Aaron Smith
A nippy scrumhalf, Aaron loves to speed up the game. He has a great pass and his decision-making is always spot on.
8 Toby Faletau
One of the most skilful players around. Brilliant with the ball in hand. He always gets over the advantage line.
7 Juan Smith (c)
Juan always led by example. The heart of the Cheetahs team. He would be the first name on your team sheet.
6 Heinrich Brussow
He was a world-class fetcher and it was always great to have him in your team. Heinrich had a never-say-die attitude.
5 Brodie Retallick
Brodie is simply brilliant around the park. He has a high work rate and is a great lineout option.
4 Bakkies Botha
Big and solid, Bakkies is one of the most physical players of all time.
3 WP Nel
He is a very good scrummager and is strong with ball in hand. He is also a skilful prop. We called him the Buffalo.
2 Adriaan Strauss
Adriaan was a great leader. Solid in the lineouts and played like a fourth loose forward.
1 Tendai Mtawarira
Beast was an explosive and mobile prop, and a powerful scrummager.
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