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Bok World Cup Squad prediction

Written by Chris Smith (ChrisS)

Posted in :Original Content, Reader Submissions, RWC 2015, Springboks on 27 Aug 2015 at 11:42
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With only one day to go until the big announcement I thought that I would see how I look with a selectors hat on. As such, I’ve selected the squad that I would take to the World Cup. I’ve made my decision based on experience, form and versatility.

Just for fun, select your squad in the comments section below and let’s see how close we get when the official squad is announced tomorrow evening.

My squad is:

1. Beast, Nyakane, Koch
2. Bismarck, Brits, Strauss
3. Jannie, Frans Malherbe (Koch can play 1 and 3)
4. Eben and Lood
5. Matfield and Pieter-Steph
6. Brussouw and Louw
7. Alberts and Coetzee
8. Vermeulen and Schalk
9. Fourie du Preez, Pienaar and Reinach
10. Lambie and Pollard
11. Mvovo
12. de Allende and Frans Steyn
13. Kriel and de Villiers
14. Habana and Mapoe
15. Willie le Roux

It’s a bit unconventional but I’ve selected an 18 forwards and 13 backs mix. I think that the heavy conditions will mean that the forwards have to work harder and will require more rotation than the backs. Due to my limited number of backs I have selected various utility backs.

Lambie can cover 10, 12 and 15.
Frabn Steyn can cover every position except for scrumhalf.
Pienaar can cover 9, 10, 15 and wing if need be.
Kriel covers 13 and 15.
Mvovo covers wing and 15.
Mapoe covers wing and 13.

My selections probably aren’t everybody’s cup of tea but I feel that this squad would give us a good chance of bringing home the cup. There are some great players that haven’t made the cut but in each position I’ve tried to select two options with some spots covered by a utility player.


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