Readers' Bok team: The results
OPINION: Here it is, the results of the readers’ nominations for a Springbok starting XV.
Based on the votes, it appears the Bok team’s ‘spine’ selects itself.
Hooker, lock, No.8, scrumhalf, flyhalf and fullback were the most popular choices.
No.8 Duane Vermeulen and flyhalf Handre Pollard – also two favourites to take over the captaincy from injury skipper Siyamthanda Kolisi – topped the poll with 96 percent.
They were followed by hooker Malcolm Marx (95 percent), flank Pieter-Steph du Toit (92 percent), scrumhalf Francois de Klerk (85 percent), lock Eben Etzebeth (82 percent) and fullback Willie le Roux (80 percent).
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Here is the Springbok team, as selected by you, the readers: