Select South Africa’s Rugby World Cup Team

Picking from one of the strongest pools of players around, Peter de Villiers has a tough task on his hands choosing his World Cup team. Who would you choose?

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14 thoughts on “Select South Africa’s Rugby World Cup Team

  1. Tri-nations away leg starting 15 (in light of the 21 injured players not considered):

    1. Coenie Oosthuizen
    2. John Smit
    3. Werner Kruger
    4. Danie Rossouw
    5. Johann Muller
    6. Heinrich Brussouw
    7. Jean Deysel
    8. Pierre Spies
    9. Ruan Pienaar
    10. Morne Steyn
    11. Gio Aplon
    12. Wynand Olivier
    13. Juan de Jongh
    14. Bjorn Basson
    15. Zane Kirchner

    Go Bokke!

  2. The greatest travesty is that Schalk Brits is not in their squad or on that list! Shocking!!!!!

  3. Schalk Brits showed once again against the crusaders that he just doesn’t cut it at the top level…IMHO

  4. I actually thought he was pretty good. Playing out of position against a well beaten front five didnt help though!

  5. He was willing to run the ball at the crusaders, but didn’t have the impact I thought he would’ve had before the game. Set-up Jacque Fourie’s almost try, other than that, not much… Only player (on saturdays form) to make the Bok squad (IMO) would be Francois Louw.

    1. Rudolph, I do not believe that Francois Louw is a Springbok. Stas has shown that he and Coenie Oosthuizen are the tow highest penalty give aways in the total Super rugby season last year and this year. I believe we have better flanks than him. IMO ( HIE HIE )

  6. Rudolph, I am sorry, you must be a real rugby specialist if you could have judged Schalk Brits rugby playing abilities based on Saturday’s game. Not only did he play out of position, he also had to play in a team that were severely disrupted by injury etc. It is totally beyond me that anyone can make such a statement, so please go back to playing ‘tiddlywinks’…..maybe you would then know what you are talkng about.

  7. So Brits flies to the other end of the world, joins an injury-hit squad at the last minute, comes on as a sub when the team is losing and their pack is beaten yet still runs the ball at the Crusaders and sets up what should have been a try with a superb off-load. Yet for Rudolph he “didn’t have the impact I thought he would’ve had before the game”

    Makes you wonder what he would have needed to done to impress Rudolph

    The Boks are insane to be ignoring players like Brits and Richardt Strauss.

    Imagine seeing Brits coming on as an impact sub after you’ve had 60 minutes of being worn down by the big beasts like Du Plessis…

  8. just shows what a waste of time and money it was to fly him over from the other end of the world, to join a injury hit team at the last minute, only to come on as a sub and to make 1 linebreak in 40min and that linebreak was not converted to a try…

  9. Rudolph…IMO = In my opinion…you have got absolutely no clue what you are talking about and the fact that you revert to name calling is clearly indicative of that….!!! Not only was Schalk Britz appointed as the best Player in the English Premiership for the 2010/11 season and for your info he was also the player of the match in the final. But then again, judging by your superior knowledge, you obviously already knew this…!!!

  10. My team would be…

    1. Tendai Mtawarira
    2. Bismarck Du Plessis
    3. John Smit (c)
    4. Bakkies Botha
    5. Victor Mactfield
    6. Schalk Burger
    7. Heinrech Brussow
    8. Juan Smith

    9. Fourie Du Preez
    10. Morne Steyn
    11. J.P. Pietersen
    12. Jean De Villiers
    13. Jaque Fourie
    14. Bryan Habana
    15. Francois Steyn

    16. Gurthrö Steenkamp
    17. Jannie du Plessis
    18. Andries Bekker
    19. Pierre Spies
    20. Ruan Pienaar
    21. Gio Aplon
    22. Bjorn Basson

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