15 RICO GEAR
The best fullback I played against. An all-round brilliant player.
14 LOTE TUQIRI
He was great with ball in hand, had fantastic aerial skills and was a good defender.
13 JAQUE FOURIE
Jaque was a massive team player, brilliant on attack and defence.
12 JEAN DE VILLIERS
A great leader and probably the most gifted player I played with.
11 BRYAN HABANA
The best at everything he does and a very humble person.
10 JONNY WILKINSON (c)
A superb all-round flyhalf and leader.
9 GEORGE GREGAN
A brilliant scrumhalf who always made good decisions around the ruck.
8 DUANE VERMEULEN
A hard-working player with a never-say-die attitude. He is very physical and brilliant on defence and at the breakdown. He is also a great lineout option.
7 JUAN SMITH
Big and physical, Juan was almost impossible to stop when carrying the ball. He was also good at lineout time.
6 JERRY COLLINS
A tough-as-nails flank, whom I played against for the Stormers and with at Toulon.
5 ANDRIES BEKKER
At 2.08m, he was a dream No 5 lock to have at lineout time. He was also a brilliant defender and ball-player, and a great person.
4 JOHAN ACKERMANN
A mean No 4 lock, who had an incredible work ethic.
3 CARL HAYMAN
He was a great scrummager and a strong ball-carrier.
2 KEVEN MEALAMU
A strong scrummager and very good lineout thrower.
1 OS DU RANDT
The best loosehead prop I played with. He was very strong and is a wonderful person.
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