• Our Springbok 23: The final squads

    Over the last week, SA Rugby magazine’s writers have picked their best Springbok ‘dream team’ from the past 25 years, and here’s how the completed selections look.

    OUR SPRINGBOK XV: The back three

    JON CARDINELLI’S BOK 23 – 15 Percy Montgomery, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Henry Honiball, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Schalk Burger, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 John Smit (c), 2 Bismarck du Plessis 1 Beast Mtawarira.
    Subs: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Os du Randt, 18 Jannie du Plessis, 19 Mark Andrews, 20 Juan Smith, 21 Joost van der Westhuizen, 22 Handre Pollard, 23 Frans Steyn.

    OUR SPRINGBOK XV: The midfield

    CRAIG LEWIS’ BOK 23 – 15 Percy Montgomery, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Butch James, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Juan Smith, 6 Schalk Burger, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
    Subs: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Os du Randt, 18 CJ van der Linde, 19 Eben Etzebeth, 20 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 21 Joost van der Westhuizen, 22 Handre Pollard, 23 Frans Steyn.

    OUR SPRINGBOK XV: The halfbacks

    WADE PRETORIUS’ BOK 23 – 15 Percy Montgomery, 14 James Small, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph Du Toit, 6 Schalk Burger, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
    Subs: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Os du Randt, 18 CJ van der Linde, 19 Eben Etzebeth, 20 Juan Smith, 21 Heinrich Brussow, 22 Handre Pollard, 23 Cheslin Kolbe.

    OUR SPRINGBOK XV: The back row

    MARIETTE ADAMS’ BOK 23 – 15 Percy Montgomery, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Schalk Burger, Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Os du Randt.
    Subs: 16 John Smit, 17 Beast Mtawarira, 18 CJ van der Linde, 19 Eben Etzebeth, 20 Juan Smith, 21 Joost van der Westhuizen, 22 JP Pietersen, 23 Frans Steyn.

    OUR SPRINGBOK XV: The tight five

    DYLAN JACK’S BOK 23  15 Percy Montgomery, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Schalk Burger, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Juan Smith, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 John Smit (c), 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
    Subs: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Os du Randt, 18 CJ van der Linde, 19 Mark Andrews, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Joost van der Westhuizen, 22 Frans Steyn, 23 Cheslin Kolbe.