Our Rugby Panel select their starting XV for the Ireland test
The Pundits’ Rugby Panel are at it again as we try and make sense of the 2017 End of Year Tour and the outlook is bleak to say the least. The Boks face Ireland, France, Italy and finish off with Wales in a daunting month on Mud Island.
I will be honest here, our squad looks unbalanced and is littered with players Toetie wants to play out of position. For those that have seen my rambles, I hate players out of position but as you see, I have made just one in the 12 jumper…
What will the next month bring us…a little heartache and a little happiness but in general we will come out with much the same feeling as before, the feeling where we haven’t really taken a step forwards or back, we are just going through the motions. If the Boks play with the same emotion and passion as they did in Cape Town against New Zealand then we are in for a pleasant surprise, I just don’t feel they will, for some reason.
Below the lads have selected their best Starting XV from the current squad. It is safe to say that we had many a selection doubt and have been forced to play some players we don’t want to…
|1||Steven Kitshoff||Steven Kitshoff||Tendai Mtawarira||Steven Kitshoff|
|2||Malcolm Marx||Malcolm Marx||Malcolm Marx||Malcolm Marx|
|3||Wilco Louw||Wilco Louw||Coenie Oosthuizen||Wilco Louw|
|4||Eben Etzebeth||Eben Etzebeth||Eben Etzebeth||Eben Etzebeth|
|5||Franco Mostert||Franco Mostert||Pieter Steph du Toit||Franco Mostert|
|6||Siya Kolisi||Siya Kolisi||Siya Kolisi||Siya Kolisi|
|7||Francois Louw||Francois Louw||Oupa Mohoje||Pieter Steph du Toit|
|8||Dan du Preez||Uzair Cassiem||Uzair Cassiem||Dan du Preez|
|9||Ross Cronje||Ross Cronje||Ross Cronje||Ross Cronje|
|10||Elton Jantjies||Handre Pollard||Elton Jantjies||Curwin Bosch|
|11||Courtnall Skosan||Courtnall Skosan||Courtnall Skosan||Courtnall Skosan|
|12||Handre Pollard||Francois Venter||Handre Pollard||Handre Pollard|
|13||Lukhanyo Am||Lukhanyo Am||Lukhanyo Am||Francois Venter|
|14||Dillyn Leyds||Dillyn Leyds||Dillyn Leyds||Dillyn Leyds|
|15||Andries Coetzee||Andries Coetzee||Andries Coetzee||Warrick Gelant|
What are your thoughts on the Rugby Panel’s Starting XV? Let us know in the comments below.