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%, 129 Votes)
  • Adriaan Strauss (21%, 80 Votes)
  • Victor Matfield (17%, 65 Votes)
  • Schalk Burger (14%, 52 Votes)
  • Fourie du Preez (6%, 23 Votes)
  • Bismarck du Plessis (6%, 21 Votes)
  • Pierre Spies (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 373

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1. Loosehead Prop

  • Tendai Mtawarira (66%, 237 Votes)
  • Coenie Oosthuizen (19%, 67 Votes)
  • Marcel van der Merwe (8%, 27 Votes)
  • Jannie du Plessis (3%, 9 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: 359

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2. Hooker

  • Bismarck du Plessis (51%, 191 Votes)
  • Adriaan Strauss (40%, 152 Votes)
  • Schalk Brits (9%, 34 Votes)

Total Voters: 377

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3. Tighthead Prop

  • Coenie Oosthuizen (28%, 97 Votes)
  • Steven Kitshoff (26%, 92 Votes)
  • Jannie du Plessis (25%, 88 Votes)
  • Marcel van der Merwe (9%, 31 Votes)
  • Trevor Nyakane (6%, 21 Votes)
  • Tendai Mtawarira (3%, 9 Votes)
  • Gurthro Steenkamp (1%, 4 Votes)
  • WP Nel (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Werner Kruger (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Ruan Snyman (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Dean Greyling (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 351

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4. Lock

  • Eben Etzebeth (85%, 276 Votes)
  • Victor Matfield (5%, 17 Votes)
  • Pieter-Steph Du Toit (5%, 16 Votes)
  • Flip van der Merwe (2%, 8 Votes)
  • Andries Bekker (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Juandre Kruger (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Steven Sykes (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 326

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5. Lock

  • Pieter-Steph Du Toit (54%, 172 Votes)
  • Victor Matfield (31%, 98 Votes)
  • Eben Etzebeth (6%, 19 Votes)
  • Andries Bekker (5%, 16 Votes)
  • Flip van der Merwe (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Juandre Kruger (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Steven Sykes (1%, 2 Votes)
  • De Kock Steenkamp (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 321

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6. Flank

  • Francois Louw (28%, 95 Votes)
  • Schalk Burger (21%, 73 Votes)
  • Jaco Kriel (14%, 48 Votes)
  • Heinrich Brussow (13%, 43 Votes)
  • Marcell Coetzee (12%, 41 Votes)
  • Willem Alberts (7%, 23 Votes)
  • Siya Kolisi (3%, 9 Votes)
  • Jacques Potgieter (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Jean Deysel (1%, 2 Votes)
  • CJ Stander (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 338

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7. Flank

  • Marcell Coetzee (37%, 124 Votes)
  • Willem Alberts (19%, 62 Votes)
  • Schalk Burger (13%, 44 Votes)
  • Heinrich Brussow (12%, 41 Votes)
  • Francois Louw (11%, 38 Votes)
  • Siya Kolisi (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Jacques Potgieter (2%, 7 Votes)
  • CJ Stander (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Jean Deysel (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 333

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8. Eighthman

  • Duane Vermeulen (83%, 256 Votes)
  • Warren Whiteley (11%, 35 Votes)
  • Pierre Spies (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Nizaam Carr (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Ryan Kankowski (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Schalk Burger (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 310

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9. Scrumhalf

  • Cobus Reinach (41%, 134 Votes)
  • Fourie du Preez (40%, 131 Votes)
  • Francois Hougaard (8%, 26 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: 327

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10. Flyhalf

  • Handré Pollard (49%, 164 Votes)
  • Patrick Lambie (37%, 126 Votes)
  • Morne Steyn (7%, 23 Votes)
  • Elton Jantjies (4%, 12 Votes)
  • Francois Steyn (2%, 8 Votes)
  • Johan Goosen (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Sias Ebersohn (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 337

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11. Wing

  • Bryan Habana (65%, 193 Votes)
  • Francois Hougaard (12%, 36 Votes)
  • Lwazi Mvovo (11%, 33 Votes)
  • Bjorn Basson (6%, 17 Votes)
  • JP Pietersen (4%, 13 Votes)
  • Jaco Taute (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 295

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12. Centre

  • Francois Steyn (49%, 142 Votes)
  • Jean de Villiers (30%, 85 Votes)
  • JJ Engelbrecht (8%, 22 Votes)
  • Juan de Jongh (7%, 20 Votes)
  • Handré Pollard (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Robert Ebersohn (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Patrick Lambie (2%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 287

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13. Centre

  • Jan Serfontein (54%, 151 Votes)
  • Jaque Fourie (19%, 53 Votes)
  • Juan de Jongh (11%, 32 Votes)
  • Jean de Villiers (7%, 20 Votes)
  • JJ Engelbrecht (4%, 12 Votes)
  • Francois Steyn (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Robert Ebersohn (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 280

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14. Wing

  • Cornal Hendricks (35%, 102 Votes)
  • JP Pietersen (29%, 85 Votes)
  • Francois Hougaard (18%, 53 Votes)
  • Lwazi Mvovo (6%, 16 Votes)
  • Bryan Habana (4%, 12 Votes)
  • JJ Engelbrecht (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Bjorn Basson (3%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 289

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15. Fullback

  • Willie Le Roux (71%, 198 Votes)
  • Francois Steyn (14%, 39 Votes)
  • Patrick Lambie (12%, 34 Votes)
  • Jaco Taute (3%, 8 Votes)
  • Louis Ludik (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 280

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