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 (35%, 123 Votes)
  • Adriaan Strauss (22%, 77 Votes)
  • Victor Matfield (17%, 59 Votes)
  • Schalk Burger (14%, 50 Votes)
  • Fourie du Preez (6%, 23 Votes)
  • Bismarck du Plessis (6%, 20 Votes)
  • Pierre Spies (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 354

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1. Loosehead Prop

  • Tendai Mtawarira (66%, 225 Votes)
  • Coenie Oosthuizen (19%, 65 Votes)
  • Marcel van der Merwe (8%, 26 Votes)
  • Jannie du Plessis (2%, 7 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: 342

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2. Hooker

  • Bismarck du Plessis (50%, 182 Votes)
  • Adriaan Strauss (42%, 151 Votes)
  • Schalk Brits (8%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 362

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3. Tighthead Prop

  • Coenie Oosthuizen (28%, 95 Votes)
  • Jannie du Plessis (25%, 83 Votes)
  • Steven Kitshoff (25%, 83 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: 334

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4. Lock

  • Eben Etzebeth (86%, 269 Votes)
  • Victor Matfield (5%, 17 Votes)
  • Pieter-Steph Du Toit (4%, 14 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: 314

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5. Lock

  • Pieter-Steph Du Toit (54%, 167 Votes)
  • Victor Matfield (30%, 93 Votes)
  • Eben Etzebeth (6%, 18 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: 309

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6. Flank

  • Francois Louw (29%, 93 Votes)
  • Schalk Burger (22%, 71 Votes)
  • Jaco Kriel (13%, 44 Votes)
  • Heinrich Brussow (13%, 41 Votes)
  • Marcell Coetzee (12%, 40 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: 326

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7. Flank

  • Marcell Coetzee (38%, 122 Votes)
  • Willem Alberts (18%, 59 Votes)
  • Heinrich Brussow (13%, 41 Votes)
  • Schalk Burger (13%, 40 Votes)
  • Francois Louw (11%, 35 Votes)
  • Siya Kolisi (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Jacques Potgieter (2%, 7 Votes)
  • CJ Stander (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Jean Deysel (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 320

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8. Eighthman

  • Duane Vermeulen (84%, 250 Votes)
  • Warren Whiteley (11%, 32 Votes)
  • Pierre Spies (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Nizaam Carr (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Ryan Kankowski (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Schalk Burger (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 299

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9. Scrumhalf

  • Cobus Reinach (42%, 130 Votes)
  • Fourie du Preez (39%, 123 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: 313

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10. Flyhalf

  • Handré Pollard (49%, 158 Votes)
  • Patrick Lambie (38%, 123 Votes)
  • Morne Steyn (6%, 19 Votes)
  • Elton Jantjies (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Francois Steyn (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Johan Goosen (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Sias Ebersohn (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 322

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11. Wing

  • Bryan Habana (65%, 182 Votes)
  • Francois Hougaard (12%, 35 Votes)
  • Lwazi Mvovo (11%, 31 Votes)
  • Bjorn Basson (6%, 17 Votes)
  • JP Pietersen (5%, 13 Votes)
  • Jaco Taute (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 281

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12. Centre

  • Francois Steyn (49%, 134 Votes)
  • Jean de Villiers (30%, 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: 274

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13. Centre

  • Jan Serfontein (54%, 144 Votes)
  • Jaque Fourie (18%, 49 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: 268

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14. Wing

  • Cornal Hendricks (36%, 101 Votes)
  • JP Pietersen (29%, 82 Votes)
  • Francois Hougaard (18%, 50 Votes)
  • Lwazi Mvovo (5%, 15 Votes)
  • Bryan Habana (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Bjorn Basson (4%, 10 Votes)
  • JJ Engelbrecht (3%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 278

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15. Fullback

  • Willie Le Roux (73%, 194 Votes)
  • Francois Steyn (13%, 35 Votes)
  • Patrick Lambie (11%, 30 Votes)
  • Jaco Taute (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Louis Ludik (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 267

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