The former Springbok and Sharks prop picks a team of the best he played with and against.

15 Christian Cullen

Exciting as a first-phase strike runner or on the counter. Unmatched as an attacking fullback.

14 Doug Howlett

He was very fast. He could score at will when given even a hint of space.

13 Deon Kayser

Brave beyond his frame, very quick and competitive in all aspects. Deon was often underestimated due to his unassuming nature. He should have played more for South Africa.

12 Trevor Halstead

The Sharks had a launch call based on him called ‘Thunder’. Trevor was Thor-like in his directness. An underrated individual who always delivered.

11 Jonah Lomu

Dominated the sport like no other. I made my Super Rugby debut against him and will never forget tackling him and feeling quite chuffed with myself.

10 Butch James

Dovetailed beautifully with Craig Davidson and dominated his channel. Always caused havoc on and off the pitch.

9 Craig Davidson

A Jack Russell who played like a Rottweiler. He hated losing. Irritated the opposition all the time which took the pressure off his teammates.

8 Gary Teichmann (c)

The slow-burning match everyone needs. He was always contributing and never flickered.

7 AJ Venter

A bruiser who dominated the 1999 Currie Cup final for the Lions. Away from the pitch he was the opposite of what people saw on the field.

6 Wayne Fyvie

The original tearaway with an incredible feel for the game. You could see his appreciation for the game just by playing touch rugby with him.

5 Albert van den Berg

A lineout technician who contributed all around the park and added to the group conversation in his quirky manner.

4 Mark Andrews

Aggressive with a deep need to win. He drove a brand of physicality that was unmatched in world rugby. Awesome to play alongside.

3 Kees Meeuws

A really strong prop who was dominant in the scrum and carry. He formed part of an Otago front row that were dominant over a period.

2 John Smit (c)

Immensely strong, impassively calm and incredible in a group setting. A very good hooker.

1 Os du Randt

Player of a generation. Played against him at the 1989 Craven Week and with him for North Eastern Cape. He was as massive then in his impact as he was at the 2007 World Cup final.

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