Would any of our players outside of SA beat our current crop of players in SA

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Feb 02, 2021, 16:59

So, just looking at a weekly report on Saffas abroad and I can't help to think in which country our best players will come from. 

So it got me thinking.

Can we select a team from each country, ie England, France, Japan and SA. 

Of the players based in each country, which team would come out top? 







Dylan Leyds

Jacques Du Plesis


Feb 02, 2021, 17:03

Pick your team 


Feb 02, 2021, 20:03

Home based side:

15. Fassi

14. Nkosi

13. Am

12. Marius Louw

11. Ismiel

10. Jantjies

9. Jantjies

1. Kitshoff

2. Mbonambi

3. Malherbe

4. JJ vd Mecht

5. Ruben v Heerden

6. Kolisi


8. Vermeulen

16. v Vuuren 17. Ox Nche 18. Nyakane 19. Ruben Schoeman 20. Notshe 21. Nohamba 22. Bosch 23. Odendaal

Foreign based side:

15. Willie

14. Mapimpi

13. Jessie Kriel

12. de Allende

11. Kolbe

10. Pollard

9. Faf

1. Pierre Schoeman

2. Marx

3. Wilco Louw

4. Etzebeth

5. Lood

6. Kwagga

7. JL du Preez

8. Dan du Preez

16. Aker vd Merwe 17. Coenie 18. Koch 19. RG Snyman 20. Ruan Ackerman 21. Reinach 22. Robert du Preez 23. Jan Serfontein

Would be a close affair

Feb 03, 2021, 15:17

Brittain France Japan
1Coenie OosthuizenCody ThomasJacques van Rooyen
2Akker Van Der MerweDebweMalcolm Marx
3Vincent KochAdriaanse
4RG SnymanEtzebethJason Jenkins
5Lood De JagerEtienne OosthuizenMostert
6Marcel CoetzeeJacques Du PlesisKwagga Smith
7Jean Luc Du PreezElstadtGrant Hatting 
8Dan Du PreezWiaan LiebenbergRobert Kruger
9Faf De KlerkCobus ReinachRyan Louwrens
10Robert Du PreezPollardJoshua Stander
11Kobus Van WykKolbeMpimpi 
12Damian De AllendeSerfonteinHerald Voster
13Rohan Jansen van rensbergGoosenJessie Kriel
14Travis IsmaelRhuleCoenie van wyk
15Tyrone GreenDillon LeydsLionel Cronje
16Mike WillemseBismark
17Piere Schoeman
18Wilcow Louw
19Jannes Kirsten
20Cobus Wiese
21Nic Groom
22Jaco TauteFrancious Venter
22Andrew Eterhuizen

Feb 03, 2021, 15:21

So looks like most of our best players are in England and Ireland if I were to select from each country. 

But I think a foreign based team would beat our SA based team any day of the week. Just too much quality and experience

But we could have a 3 way bok trials match between players based in France, Britain and SA. 

For me the forgotten players are, but should be consider for the Lions

  1. Rohan Jansen van Rensberg
  2. Tyrone Green
  3. Serfontein 
  4. Coenie Oosthuizen
  5. Akker van der Merwe
Johan Goosen has done nothing for Montpellier. 

But if you look at the list, we don't seem to have as many players in France anymore. It was really difficult to pull a decent match day 23 together for the France based players

Feb 03, 2021, 17:20

Coenie is past it we don’t need him

Add these foreign based players to your list

Pierre Schoeman Jacques du Plessis Ruan Ackerman Wilco Louw Dweba Jason Jenkins David Ribbans du Preez twins Kirsten Handre Liebenberg Harold Vorster Lourens Erasmus Ruan Botha Kobus v Wyk Cobus Wiese

The likes of Jessie Kriel, Willie, Pollard, Faf, Reinach, Marx, Etzebeth, de Allende, Kolbe, Mapimpi, Koch, Mostert, Esterhuizen and Lood are already in the picture

Of your teams you selected

Ismiel has been at the Bulls this season, Marcel Coetzee is on his way as is Goosen

Feb 04, 2021, 14:15

There are 3 columns, if you are on your mobiles, scroll right.  

Cody Thomas
Etienne Oosthuizen
Jacques Du Plesis
Wiaan Liebenberg
Cobus Reinach
Dillon Leyds
Francious Venter

Feb 04, 2021, 14:15

Jacques van Rooyen
Malcolm Marx
Jason Jenkins
Kwagga Smith
Grant Hatting 
Robert Kruger
Ryan Louwrens
Joshua Stander
Herald Voster
Jessie Kriel
Coenie van wyk
Lionel Cronje

Feb 04, 2021, 14:16

But out of the 3 regions, there is still a decent enough talent pool that can be selected as your World Cup squad and not even have to worry about who is sitting in SA

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