Thu 21 Jul 2022 | 03:37

The real measure of Boks' depth

The real measure of Boks' depth
Thu 21 Jul 2022 | 03:37
The real measure of Boks' depth
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Playing selector is a national pastime in South African rugby.

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Most of us think we can do it better than the Springbok coach.

However, rather than tell Jacques Nienaber how to do his job, I opted to name three teams as a measure of the amazing talent at the disposal of the Bok coach.

Below are my three selections – in order of a First Team, Second Team and Third Team!

* Let me know what you think!

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Springbok depth chart

First Team
15 Damian Willemse
14 Makazole Mapimpi
13 Lukhanyo Am
12 Damian de Allende
11 Cheslin Kolbe
10 Handré Pollard
9 Francois de Klerk
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Pieter Steph du Toit
6 Siyamthanda Kolisi
5 Lodewyk de Jager
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Frans Malherbe
2 Mbongeni Mbonambi
1 Retshegofaditswe Nche
Replacements
16 Malcolm Marx
17 Steven Kitshoff
18 Vincent Koch
19 Franco Mostert
20 Jasper Wiese
21 Albertus Smith
22 Jaden Hendrikse
23 Willie le Roux

Second Team
15 Warrick Gelant
14 Kurt Lee Arendse
13 Jesse Kriel
12 André Esterhuizen
11 Aphelele Fassi
10 Elton Jantjies
9 Herschel Jantjies
8 Evan Roos
7 Elrigh Louw
6 Marcell Coetzee
5 Marvin Orie
4 Salmaan Moerat
3 Thomas du Toit
2 Joseph Dweba
1 Trevor Nyakane
Replacement
16 Siyabonga Ntubeni
17 Ntuthuko Mchunu
18 Neethling Fouché *
19 Ruan Nortje
20 Rudolph Snyman
21 Grant Williams
22 Jordan Henrikse *
23 Francois Steyn

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Third team
15 Dillyn Leyds
14 Raymond Rhule
13 Rohan Janse van Rensburg
12 Jan Serfontein
11 Rosko Specman
10 Robert du Preez
9 Embrose Papier
8 Dan du Preez
7 Jean luc Du Preez
6 Deon Fourie
5 Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg
4 Stephan Lewies
3 Wilco Louw
2 Armand van der Merwe
1 Coenie Oosthuizen
Replacements
16 Johan Grobbelaar *
17 Sithembiso Sithole *
18 Carlu Sadie *
19 Jason Jenkins
20 Rynhardt Elstadt
21 Sikhumbuzo Notshe
22 Ivan van Zyl
23 Manie Libbok *

* Denotes uncapped

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