Agreed, Eben and Marx would come close but wouldnt make it, but Jake showed the value of sticking with the players he groomed!
yes i see Eben on the bench.along with Pollard. Marx wouldv been kept out of the team by Bismark. no other current bok would make it in any top 3 teams even today. current bok squad are playing well as a team. but lack individual special players exept Eben and Pollard. Marx .
With todays stop the clock and replay for a red card with the crowd getting involved , Bakkies Botha would be a walking red card and he would not finish a single game , yes the thug will always stay our hero but somebody who head buts a scrumhalf from behind in open play and always shoulder charged into rucks with no arms used would be only be a liability today !
Strange that without Eddie Jones and a favourable road to the final. No All Blacks or Australia to face and a narrow win against the minnows and you call it create.
Wasn't that the team that lost 49-0 to Australia and played Fiji 🇫🇯 and Argentina in the knockouts of the RWC?
Yes. Marx, Eben, Beast, PSDT, Kolisi and maybe Jaco Kriel would have been a part of 2007.
In all honest, we were luck that year. Unfortunately, I don't see the same luck striking us again in 2019.