The 20 best Boks since 1995

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

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Simon Borchardt