To mark its 20th anniversary, SA Rugby magazine has picked the best 20 Springboks from the past 20 years.
It wasn't an easy task for the selection panel – made up of 2007 World Cup-winning Bok coach Jake White as well as veteran rugby writers Mark Keohane and Gavin Rich – and the final list is sure to create some debate, as there were a few players who were unlucky to miss out.
The 20 Boks who did make it are showcased in a 10-page article in the new issue of SA Rugby magazine, which is sure to become a collector's item.
Also in the new issue, on sale now:
– Bulls captain Pierre Spies has re-entered a rugby landscape vastly different to the one he left
– Former Stormers fullback Joe Pietersen made an instant impact at flyhalf for the Cheetahs
– Stormers centre Damian de Allende made a statement in the early rounds of Super Rugby
– Midfielder Lionel Mapoe is starting to fulfil his potential with the Lions
– New Sharks lock Mouritz Botha knew when he had to leave South Africa to further his rugby career, and when it was time to return
– Chiefs and All Blacks flyhalf Aaron Cruden is ready to prove himself all over again in a pivotal 2015 season
– Keegan Daniel on his relationship with Jake White, playing club rugby in Japan, and why he decided not to return to Durban this season
– Brian Liebenberg was given the chance to play in France after not being offered a contract in South Africa. Now he’s helping youngsters do the same
– Our latest Saffas in France XV based on players' club form in February
– We preview the Easter schools rugby festivals being hosted by Kearsney, KES, St John's and St Stithians
– In the second instalment of a series on Springbok coaches, SA Rugby magazine looks back at Nick Mallett’s reign that included a record-equalling winning run and the controversial axing of a captain