General views of fans during the Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Namibia at the City of Toyota Stadium, Aichi Prefecture,Toyota City September 28 2019 (Mandatory Byline Steve Haag Sports Hollywoodbets)

While we have some time on our hands we want to find out who our followers believe is the best Springbok XV we can put together.

Everyday we will give you a position to vote on and it is up to you for us to find the best Springbok XV that played between 1992 and 2019.

We have assemble a panel to pick the four players that will go into the Poll and all you need to do is to pick your favourite.

Here is how our team looks at the moment:

15. Fullback: Andre (The RollsRoyce) Joubert

14. Right Wing – James Small

11. Left Wing – Bryan Habana

Outside Centre – Jacque Fourie

12. Inside Centre – Jean de Villiers

10. Flyhalf – Handre Pollard

9. Scrum half – Fourie Du Preez

8. Eight-man – Duane Vermeulen

7. Flank – Pieter Steph du Toit

6. Flank – Schalk Burger

5. Lock – Victor Matfield

4. Lock – Bakkie Botha

3. Tight-head prop – Jannie Du Plessis

2. Hooker – Bismarck Du Plessis

1. Loose-head Prop – Os Du Randt

Our Coach is – Rassie Erasmus


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  1. LMAO Andre Joubert. Messerschmitt-Willie aka the ” SunKing ” Leroux is the MOST VALUABLE 15 to ever be in an SA jersey. Like yeast is to bread.

  2. 1. Beast 2. Bismarck 3. Os (I know)
    4. Bakkies 5. Matfield
    6. Brussow/Kruger 7. Venter 8. Schalk

    9. Joost 10. Honiball
    11. Habana 12. Michael dup 13. Gerber 14. Carel dup
    15. The rolls

    If SA played in 87 RWC, reckon would’ve won it and been favorites.

  3. When did we vote on the other positions And what if I do not do the twitter thingy (too scared of The Don!) – I still prefer a runner with a mikstok…

  4. Also, to keep this relevant you must limit it to (say) the last 10 years. Else I would go for Uli as best hooker ever…

  5. Guys we said from 1992 upwards. We started at 15 and 14 doing 11 today and 13 tomorrow

    I will add the votes to the site as well if you like. Our four we pick….we look at players with at least more than 20 test that is why most current Springboks have not been included

    People upset I did not include Kolbe but how do you compare a best XV against players playing 1 year and others playing 5 to 10 years

    Will always have unhappy people

  6. Ja Kolbe is bloody good tho but ok you right , needs 10 tests – cabous? Did he have any? He was pre-92 tvl and natal legend

  7. In no way was Fourie better than Joost – he just played in the tailwinds of the greatest 9 ever!

  8. @Jacques Nortier: Nah, that onderbroek episode was outside of rugby. And would you not do the same if your wife was that greedy fake Vitone bliksem? Joost played against the giants of world rugby, and scored tries that NOBODY EVER will score again (in the same circumstances). He could kick, pass, tackle, take a gap far better than Fourie could ever dream. I think Fourie’s brand was way over-rated by the Hak Hak friendly media.

  9. Joost v FdP – v tough call. Two of the greatest ever , not just in SA. FdP provably better all round scrumhalf but joost was the most dangerous scrumhalf we ever had. Joost gets my vote.

    Honiball would be my fly-half. Massively understated and underrated. Not only the best playmaker we had since readmission but no flyhalf I seen could tackle as hard legally (not a butchie or farrel special). The rolls can kick for poles.

  10. @cab: Seems many voters just go with most -recent candidate, and they are forgetting the extraordinary skills some of the older guys showed in an era without detailed video analysis or skills training. Example: Ruben Kruger was an extraordinary flanker – watch highlights of any try scored when he played, and you would see him having a hand in a key pass or ruck-clearing or tackle in the run-up to that try. If he played today, he would have been a rock star, and Mr McCaw would have shat his pants playing against him. Of course, Jake and Hak Hak would claim he was too light…. Same with Teichman – he was the core of that Nick Mallet golden era. Great leader (on and off the field), classic eigthman, great skills.

  11. Twitter is between the ages of 18 and 25 I am sure of some of these chaps was not even born when Ruben demolish teams. Most of them do not even know who is Gary, Ruben and Andre….And most of them that do remember them is too old to take their brain back more than 6 months.

  12. @Jacques Nortier: Agree – great that they take keen interest in Ruggaworld though. As an analyst I always wanted to build an objective data-based model to determine the best rugby players across eras. The difficulty is to define what “good” is. For example, a hooker’s key job is own-lineout success (but that is also determined by the quality of his locks) and hooking (and we have zero heel against the head nowadays – so useless). So next is linking forwards with backs (e.g. how many line breaks and offloads) – and even here the stats are dodgy. So in teh end is just becomes a subjective / in the eye of the beer-holder decision – which is also OK, as rugby is predominantly played for the enjoyment of players and spectators (like a good actor is not remembered for his technical acting abilities, but rather the success of the movie he played in).

  13. Bliksem those four no 7 choices you show might make any world xv team on their day. Impossible too choose.

  14. Happy Thanksgiving to Ruggaworld – The Spear’s Tip of International Reality Based Rugby Union journalism ! ! ! !
    On another note, whenever I see Kolbe play I’m reminded how hard done Brent “Pocket Rocket” Russell was.

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