Rugby: South African Players Abroad XV

South African Players Abroad

So many times we see a South African Rugby player’s name pop out of the woodwork and say ‘Wow, I forgot about him, is he still playing rugby…?

As a keen follower of all rugby, especially all our South African players abroad, I wanted to build on the success and banter of the Super Rugby TOTW by adding a South Africans Abroad Team of the Week, or #SaffasAbroadTOTW, @RugbyMadSA was kind enough to join me and we have put together our starting XV for you to look through and most importantly, give us some feedback in the comments or by Tweeting us.

We made a decision to pick from the following European Leagues – Premiership Rugby, Top 14, Pro 14, Championship and Pro D2.

Below we have zapped in our teams, this weekend was obviously a good time for the Championship and Pro D2 Saffas to make a break as a number of matches were called off due to the weather.

We are also only choosing players that can play for SA if they get a call-up, the likes of CJ, Spedding, Abendanon, Kockott and Co, unfortunately, won’t be making this side in the future, unless of course we revamp things a bit or are totally at a loss.


  1. Albertus Buckle
  2. Kyle Cooper
  3. Nick Schonert
  4. Ettienne Oosthuizen
  5. Flip van der Merwe
  6. Jono Ross
  7. Heinrich Brussow
  8. Ruan Ackerman
  9. James Hall
  10. Willie du Plessis
  11. Cheslin Kolbe
  12. Pat Lambie
  13. Johan Sadie
  14. JP Pietersen
  15. Scott van Breda


  1. Heinke van der Merwe
  2. Schalk Britz
  3. Maks van Dyk
  4. Paul Willemse
  5. Jandre Marais
  6. Arno Botha
  7. Rynhardt Elstadt
  8. Ruan Ackermann
  9. Faf de Klerk
  10. Willie du Plessis
  11. Cheslin Kolbe
  12. Robert Ebersohn
  13. Frans Steyn
  14. Johann Sadie
  15. Scott van Breda

If you agree or disagree with our selections, please tweet us at @judgeRugby, @RugbyMadSA and @ThePunditsSA

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