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
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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