Christian Cullen at fullback, Os du Randt at loosehead prop … former Springbok flyhalf JOEL STRANSKY picks his dream team for SA Rugby magazine.
15. CHRISTIAN CULLEN
Unbelievable pace and a devastating counter-attacker.
14. DAVID CAMPESE
Could make the odd horrendous mistake, but was a game-breaker.
13. DANIE GERBER
Silky running skills and pace were unadulterated entertainment.
12. TIM HORAN
Clever player with the physical attributes to execute to perfection. Great reader of the game.
11. JONAH LOMU
Completely destructive as a ball-carrier and the first real superstar of rugby.
10. DAN CARTER
Most complete flyhalf to have played the game. His all-round prowess sets him apart.
9. JOOST VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
Not the best scrumhalf technically, but an excellent attacker and aggressive defender.
8. ZINZAN BROOKE
Any eighthman who kicks a drop goal in a World Cup semi-final walks into my team!
7. RICHIE McCAW
Arguably the greatest player of all time. Peerless leader and dominant presence.
6. ANDRÉ VENTER
Big, strong man, who performed every dirty job thrust upon him.
5. JOHN EALES
As athletic as any of the locks playing today. Brilliant in the lineout and a leader of men.
4. MARTIN JOHNSON
As hard as nails. Had an incredible work ethic and would be the enforcer in my pack.
3. JASON LEONARD
Mainly played at loosehead, but as a player and a leader was a huge part of England’s team spirit.
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2. SEAN FITZPATRICK (C)
My hooker, captain and the referee! A real streetwise player and well respected by everyone.
1. OS DU RANDT
A great scrummager, real grafter in the tight loose and a great ball-carrier.
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