Smokey pencils in his Bok A and Bok B teams

So with the world cup less than 100 days away, I thought it time to get that pencilled in Bok line up started.  I find it hard to believe that the rugby administrators have scheduled between now and the world cup, not only regular season Super 15 games, but also Super 15 plays and 4 Bok test matches.  Hell… I hope they are picking a B team to play in that TriNations.

Here’s my stab at it… to be honest, that looks like an impressive B team.

First Team                              TriNations B-Team

15. Cecil Afrika                                 15. Francois Steyn

14. JP Pieterson                               14. L. Mvovo

13. Jacque Fourie                           13. Ryan Lambie

12. Jean de Villiers                        12. Juan de Jongh

11. Gio Aplon                                    11. Bjorn Basson (Bryan Habana)

10. Morne Steyn                             10. Butch James (Ryan Lambie)

9.  Fourie du Preez                          9. Francois Hougaard

8.  Schalk Burger                             8. Duane Vermeulen

7.  Juan Smith                                  7. Willem Alberts

6.   Heinrich Brussouw                 6. Ashley Johnson

5.  Bakkies Botha                             5. Danie Roussow

4. Victor Matfield                           4. Andries Bekker

3. CJ Van de Linde                          3. Jannie du Plessis

2. Bismark du Plessis                     2. John Smit (Tiaan Liebenberg)

1. Tendai Mtawarira                       1. Coenie Oosthuizen

Smokey the Bowler


  1. Mine woudl look pretty similar but I would put Steyn in the first team and put Cecil Afrika on the bench to cover the back 3 and see I didnt even mention teh contreversial hooker position in this post..

  2. There are about a dozen hookers all worthy of a consideration, including two from the Stormers and one named Schalk Britz.

    Maybe they need a reality show eliminator?

  3. Smittie is already there..Bismarck is the best in teh world and chilliboy ..ummmm…needs to be there. So where does Schalk fit?

  4. Problem exactly. Good problem to have though. Smit can be the run on mascot, me thinks.

  5. Did you see Cecil Afrika’s try against the Kings XV this weekend? Freakish – besides he should be selected based on his name alone.

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