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Pick a Bok (9 and 10)


So we got our forwards and all is left is to pick our back-line players to complete our Ruggaworld squad.


Although Coetzee have already picked his squad for the French tour this is your opportunity to pick the squad you wanted to see go up against the French and in the process win some test tickets to go and see the Boks play against the French in June

Well the choice is up to you and here is how our squad looks like at the moment from the votes you cast.

Props: Steven Kitshoff, Ox Nche, Ruan Dreyer and Frans Malherbe

Hookers: Malcolm Marx and Bismarck Du Plessis

Locks: Etzebeth, Pieter Steph Du Toit and Franco Mostert.

Loose Forwards: Daune Vermeulen, Warren Whiteley, Jaco Kriel and Jean-Luc Du Preez

Now it is time to pick one of the most important combinations in a team at test level, the 9 and 10. These are you decision makers and we need to have the best to compete against the best.

To enter into the draw for the Test Tickets you must explain your choices in the comment section.

The Ticket is proudly sponsored by Asics


So pick your 9 and 10 you have 24 hours…

Your Fly-half

Elton Jantjies

Elton have been the best 10 for the past two years in Super Rugby for South Africa but has struggled to show his class at Bok level. Under pressure he did not really show us that the number 10 spot is his in that Springbok team but he did play for most of the test behind a poor forward pack.

Elton has all the abilities to be a great test 10 but need to show this time around that he has learned from last year.

Lionel Cronje

Lionel has been great this season for the Kings and have even excel in the leadership roll in the team. He has made good choices on the field and has been one of the best 10’s in the competition.  Lionel has some great skills and ability but one have to be careful if he is just a great Super Rugby player or can he excel at Test level as well.

Fred Zeilinga

From those that is fit Fred has been on form in a struggling Cheetahs side this year. He has develop much better in most aspects of the game and has come forward as an attacking 10 in Super Rugby. He has a good boot and has also got a good % with kick to goals this season. With so many injuries at 10 Fred is an option.

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Your Scrum-half 

Faf De Klerk

Faf has been the best 9 in 2016 but struggled at the end of the season and has not really brought the same form into this years Super Rugby. We know we have a great attacking scrum-half in Faf and that he is always going to try his best in defence and attack. If he is still good enough at test level? you need to choose.

Ruan Pienaar 

Again one of the best 9’s in Europe for his Irish club and one of the most all-rounded 9’s in the world. Pienaar maybe will not give you that X-Factor but what he does he does brilliantly and has an all-round game.  He is not a youngster anymore and there are real good talent coming through but with injuries and players loosing form Pienaar could be an option for your team.

Ross Cronje

Surely one of the form scrum-half’s this year in South Africa and mostly under rated as he goes by his business most of the time so easily. Ross had to play under Faf for a few season at the Lions but this year has shown much more at the franchise and are a worthy player to be rewarded with a Springbok call-up. He has a good boot on him and clean the ball quickly but most off all has an eye to sum up play quickly and can attack as well.

Francois Hougaard

Francois has going through a few bad season but more so because coaches have not played him at his real position and always used him at wing. He is still for me the best 9 we have in South Africa even if he is playing now in Europe. I will go with Hougie any day of the week and twice on a Sunday.

He is by far the closes we have to a Fourie Du Preez

Rudy Paige

Feel sorry for Rudi as he has struggled with a even more struggling Bulls side and for some reason he did not get even close to enough game time at the Bulls this year. Paige has the ability to break games but have not shown that with a struggling Bulls pack this year. It is always more difficult for a 10 and 9 to play behind a forward pack struggling and this is exactly what Paige has to live with this year.

Jano Vermaak

Vermaak has been on a good run for the Stormers when he was not injured and that is really where the problem lies, not injured. He is not the youngest player around so injuries do come and go so Vermaak although a great 9 will most properly only be a good backup player in a Springbok squad.

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So pick your 9 and 10 you have 24 hours

Leave a comment


  1. Why feel sorry for Paige… he’s been part of the problem at the Bulls.

    Jeez that Zielinga is even there is pretty scary. Is Pollard not back training yet?

  2. Jis, you don’t leave us much for the flyhalf choices, tough year if that is the best we have to offer.

  3. @bryce_in_oz: @Craven: we are in so much shit at 10 with all the injuries

    I almost put Morne Steyn in there just to have 4 to pick from

    AC only have Jantjies in his squad as a specialist 10, looks like Frans will be his backup for noe

  4. People who did not watch French league are in for a surprise! Luckily we actually play France, but Steyn and Vermeulen will struggle for breath after 10 minutes.

  5. @Jacques:

    Sad but true.

    Ok, obvious flyhalf choice is Elton, he is the best among the options. Hopefully he can get over the issues he had in the Bok group last year and play like we know he can.

    Scrumhalf is between Ruan Pienaar, Ross Cronje and Jano Vermaak for me. Ruan because of his experience and tactical play. We really needed some tactical know how last year. Ross because of his form and his playing relationship with Elton. Jano for his form so far this year and he has been around with lots of experience.

    So final choices:

    9. Ruan Pienaar
    10. Elton Jantjies

  6. Flyhalf – Goosen, Pollard . Or Sunking

    Scrunhalf – hougaard. by far the most dangerous scrumhalf we have. Wouldve been worldclass by now if he hadnt been messed around on the wing.

  7. @Bekke:

    Clearly you didn’t… Morne won yet another trophy to his name in the French league… and Vermeulen is not far off his best.

  8. Yawnfest – anybody sitting through 80 min of that crap does not know rugby. And Steyn = Frans. I will not even mention Mofgat.

  9. Lmao. In that case, I think we’re in serious kak and scaping the barrel. I’d say jantjies, but he’s been awful in test matches. He needs to step up hugely to be test flyhalf. Lambie is safe but I really need someone offering options at 10, rather than just kick kick kick

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