Bryan Habana's perfect Springboks side to take on the British & Irish Lions | The Wrap

Bryan Habana's perfect Springboks side to take on the British & Irish Lions | The Wrap

In this weeks ‘The Wrap’, conversations continue on the upcoming British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa as Bryan Habana selects the players he thinks should represent the Springboks, Ugo goes through your questions in a special edition o’f ask Ugo’, and we once again challenge Ugo to a challenge… this week it’s the double kick challenge!

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  1. 1 Kitshoff / Nche
    2 Mbonambi / Marx / Van der Merwe
    3 Malherbe / Koch / Nyakane
    4 Roets is my bolter – big boy to supercharge that scrum
    5 Snyman / Mostert / Shickerling – Snyman has the skillset and we have line-out options across the backrow too boot
    6 Kolisi / Van Staaden
    7 Van der Mescht – another bolter, I do like size in my pack
    8 Vermeulen / Coetzee
    9 De Klerk / Jantjies / Reinach
    10 … beyond Pollard we do have a plethora of options but all of them with an * next to their names.. series won or lost here I'm afraid based on if whomever gets the nod steps up..
    11 Mapimpi / Hendricks / (Dyantyi still out?)
    12 De Allende / Steyn
    13 Am / Serfontein / Kriel
    14 Kolbe / Nkosi
    15 Fassi / Gelant / Le Roux – Fassi pushing it to 3 bolters but I doubt many will argue

  2. Willemse is a shocking choice… Simply not good enough. He basically has one move: Try sidestep every defender with a hospital pass to the support. Sorry but he's a bad player with nothing indicating BMT necessary for the Lions.

  3. 1. Kitsoff
    2. Marx
    3. Mahelber
    4. Snyman
    5. Mostert
    6. Kolisi
    7. JLDP
    8. Vermulen
    9. De Klerk
    10. Morne Steyn
    11. Mapimpi
    12. De Allende
    13. Am
    14. Kolbe
    15. Fassi

    16. Mbonambi
    17. Nche
    18. Du toit
    19. Van Staaden
    20. Dan Du Preez
    21. Reinach
    22. Bosch
    23. Nkosi

  4. The Lions would absolutely love Damian Willemse at flyhalf. He's still young, talented and his time will come. Starting him now would shatter his confidence. Plus, his kicking isn't up to scratch.

  5. I like Habana's team but I'd go with Marx at hooker, Etzabeth ahead of Mostert (he will be fit) and Pollard at fly half (he will be fit too).

    That said, this tour SHOULD NOT go ahead. The Boks have had close to no rugby for 2 years and will be seriously undercooked. It'll be an embarrassment.

  6. 1. Kitshof
    2. Marx
    3. Nkanye
    4. Etzebeth
    5. Snyman
    6. Kolisi ( captain )
    7. PSDT
    8 . Vermulan / Augustus
    9. Jantjies /De Clerk
    10 . Morne /France Steyns
    11. Nkosi
    12. That Blitz Bok with the dreadlocks that plays for the Bulls
    13. Jeremy Ward.
    14. Cheslin Kolbe
    15. Fassi.

  7. 10.Curwin Boch/Pollard
    11.Cheslin Kolbe
    12.Rohan Janse van Rensburg
    13.Damian De Allende
    14.Sbu Nkosi
    15.Willie le Roux
    Mapimpi is nothing special Nkosi is way more deserving

  8. If the Lions squad has any England players, then SA have a chance because those England players will be shaking as soon as they see a Team wearing Green and Gold. The scars will be there for all to see.

  9. Too many injuries for Boks to be competitive. Never mind the lack of games/playing time. Pieter Steph and Handre in particular will be sorely missed if not fit. SA RUGBY does not have the same depth the Lions has to choose from. Remember their third/fourth choice for any position is still usually a starter for his home nation, with a lot of international caps/ experience to his name. A fourth choice selection for the Boks will typically have very few, if any caps and very ltd test experience. I still think with their best players the Boks can still win the series…..

  10. 1. Kitshoff
    2. Marx
    3. Malherbe
    4. Etsebeth
    5. Snyman
    6. Kolisi (c)
    7. PS du Toit
    8. Vermeulen
    9. De Klerk
    10. Pollard
    11. Mapimpi
    12. De Allende
    13. Am
    14. Nkosi
    15. Kolbe

    16. Mbonambi
    17. Koch
    18. T du Toit
    19. F Mostert
    20. M Coetzee
    21. K Reinach
    22. F Steyn
    23. W le Roux

  11. Not willemse !!

    Pollard (if ready) otherwise Elton , Morne , Rob , Chris and probably like a handful more that im not thinking of before you pick Willmse for 10…
    maybe for 15 after Willie and Frans though ..

  12. 1: kitschoff
    12:de alende
    15:le roux

    17:vincent koch
    18:jarno Augustus
    19:RG snyman
    20:marcell coetzee
    21:cobus reinach
    23:frans steyn

  13. Willemse at 10 no ways. I am not a fan of Morné Steyn but I will ruther let him play at 10 and elton on the bench then I now we can win.We also need Frans Steyn for the long distance penalty kicking

  14. How Habana can pick the dancing fairy at number 10 beats me?? He cant kick he cant pass the wings rarely see the ball he disrupts the game. Proof of the pudding is what have the stormers and wp done with him at 10?? SWEET BLOW ALL.

  15. Are we going to be as beefed up and hard like we were at the world cup? How long will the squad be together? Colby is the best running back in the world by a long way and great in the air.whst a brain

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