THE SPRINGBOK WORLD CUP TEAM


View the current Springbok team as voted for by the readers of Ou Grote Rugby. Click on ‘Vote’ for each position to have your say.



Springbok Captain

  • Jean de Villiers (34%, 124 Votes)
  • Adriaan Strauss (22%, 79 Votes)
  • Victor Matfield (17%, 61 Votes)
  • Schalk Burger (14%, 50 Votes)
  • Fourie du Preez (6%, 23 Votes)
  • Bismarck du Plessis (6%, 21 Votes)
  • Pierre Spies (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 360

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1. Loosehead Prop

  • Tendai Mtawarira (66%, 228 Votes)
  • Coenie Oosthuizen (19%, 65 Votes)
  • Marcel van der Merwe (8%, 27 Votes)
  • Jannie du Plessis (2%, 8 Votes)
  • Dean Greyling (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Gurthro Steenkamp (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Pat Cilliers (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Ruan Snyman (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Werner Kruger (0%, 1 Votes)
  • WP Nel (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 347

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2. Hooker

  • Bismarck du Plessis (50%, 184 Votes)
  • Adriaan Strauss (41%, 152 Votes)
  • Schalk Brits (8%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 367

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3. Tighthead Prop

  • Coenie Oosthuizen (28%, 96 Votes)
  • Jannie du Plessis (25%, 85 Votes)
  • Steven Kitshoff (25%, 84 Votes)
  • Marcel van der Merwe (9%, 31 Votes)
  • Trevor Nyakane (6%, 21 Votes)
  • Tendai Mtawarira (3%, 9 Votes)
  • Gurthro Steenkamp (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Werner Kruger (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Ruan Snyman (1%, 2 Votes)
  • WP Nel (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Dean Greyling (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 338

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4. Lock

  • Eben Etzebeth (85%, 271 Votes)
  • Victor Matfield (5%, 17 Votes)
  • Pieter-Steph Du Toit (5%, 16 Votes)
  • Flip van der Merwe (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Andries Bekker (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Juandre Kruger (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Steven Sykes (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 318

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5. Lock

  • Pieter-Steph Du Toit (54%, 169 Votes)
  • Victor Matfield (30%, 94 Votes)
  • Eben Etzebeth (6%, 19 Votes)
  • Andries Bekker (5%, 15 Votes)
  • Flip van der Merwe (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Juandre Kruger (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Steven Sykes (1%, 2 Votes)
  • De Kock Steenkamp (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 313

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6. Flank

  • Francois Louw (28%, 94 Votes)
  • Schalk Burger (21%, 71 Votes)
  • Jaco Kriel (14%, 46 Votes)
  • Heinrich Brussow (12%, 41 Votes)
  • Marcell Coetzee (12%, 41 Votes)
  • Willem Alberts (7%, 23 Votes)
  • Siya Kolisi (2%, 8 Votes)
  • Jacques Potgieter (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Jean Deysel (1%, 2 Votes)
  • CJ Stander (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 330

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7. Flank

  • Marcell Coetzee (38%, 123 Votes)
  • Willem Alberts (18%, 59 Votes)
  • Schalk Burger (13%, 42 Votes)
  • Heinrich Brussow (13%, 41 Votes)
  • Francois Louw (11%, 36 Votes)
  • Siya Kolisi (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Jacques Potgieter (2%, 7 Votes)
  • CJ Stander (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Jean Deysel (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 324

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8. Eighthman

  • Duane Vermeulen (83%, 251 Votes)
  • Warren Whiteley (12%, 35 Votes)
  • Pierre Spies (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Nizaam Carr (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Ryan Kankowski (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Schalk Burger (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 303

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9. Scrumhalf

  • Cobus Reinach (42%, 132 Votes)
  • Fourie du Preez (39%, 125 Votes)
  • Francois Hougaard (8%, 24 Votes)
  • Sarel Pretorius (7%, 22 Votes)
  • Ruan Pienaar (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Charl McLeod (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Dewaldt Duvenage (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Jano Vermaak (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 317

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10. Flyhalf

  • Handré Pollard (49%, 159 Votes)
  • Patrick Lambie (38%, 125 Votes)
  • Morne Steyn (6%, 20 Votes)
  • Elton Jantjies (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Francois Steyn (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Johan Goosen (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Sias Ebersohn (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 326

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11. Wing

  • Bryan Habana (65%, 185 Votes)
  • Francois Hougaard (12%, 35 Votes)
  • Lwazi Mvovo (11%, 32 Votes)
  • Bjorn Basson (6%, 17 Votes)
  • JP Pietersen (5%, 13 Votes)
  • Jaco Taute (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 285

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12. Centre

  • Francois Steyn (49%, 137 Votes)
  • Jean de Villiers (29%, 81 Votes)
  • JJ Engelbrecht (8%, 22 Votes)
  • Juan de Jongh (7%, 20 Votes)
  • Robert Ebersohn (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Patrick Lambie (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Handré Pollard (2%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 277

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13. Centre

  • Jan Serfontein (54%, 146 Votes)
  • Jaque Fourie (18%, 50 Votes)
  • Juan de Jongh (12%, 32 Votes)
  • Jean de Villiers (7%, 19 Votes)
  • JJ Engelbrecht (4%, 12 Votes)
  • Francois Steyn (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Robert Ebersohn (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 271

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14. Wing

  • Cornal Hendricks (36%, 101 Votes)
  • JP Pietersen (29%, 82 Votes)
  • Francois Hougaard (18%, 51 Votes)
  • Lwazi Mvovo (5%, 15 Votes)
  • Bryan Habana (4%, 11 Votes)
  • JJ Engelbrecht (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Bjorn Basson (4%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 281

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15. Fullback

  • Willie Le Roux (72%, 196 Votes)
  • Francois Steyn (13%, 35 Votes)
  • Patrick Lambie (12%, 32 Votes)
  • Jaco Taute (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Louis Ludik (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 271

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