‘The War Room’ celebrates the depth of talent in South African rugby as the series culminates with Mark Keohane and Zelim Nel comparing the Bok squads chosen to battle the Lions.
The show is based on the premise that the members of the Bok starting XV from the 2019 Rugby World Cup final are all unavailable and need to be replaced for the deciding Test against the touring British & Irish Lions.
Previous episodes tackled each position, polling readers on their preferred choices.The five-episode series was enthusiastically received as the audience responded with more than 100,000 pageviews, 35,000 YouTube views and 40,000 votes.
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War Room XV: 15 Frans Steyn, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Cornal Hendricks, 11 Sbu Nkosi, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Franco Mostert, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Ox Nche
Readers’ XV: 15 Frans Steyn, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Sbu Nkosi, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Marcell Coetzee, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Franco Mostert, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Thomas du Toit