Five Springbok stars named in World Rugby Dream Team
After the World Rugby player of the year award snub, five Bok players make the team of the year
Siya Kolisi‚ Eben Etzebeth‚ Lukhanyo Am‚ Makazole Mapimpi and Malcolm Marx were among the crucial players for the Springboks during the long season that included the British and Irish Lions‚ the Rugby Championship and the end-of-year tour to Europe.
Marx (hooker)‚ Etzebeth (lock)‚ Kolisi (captain and flank)‚ Am (centre) and Mapimpi (wing) are part of the Dream Team that also features the four players nominated for the World Rugby player of the year, Maro Itoje (England)‚ Michael Hooper (Australia)‚ Antoine Dupont (France) and Samu Kerevi (Australia).
With five representatives‚ the Springboks contributed the most players to the Dream Team. They are followed by the All Blacks with three and the Wallabies‚ who have two‚ while Scotland‚ England‚ France and Wales have one each...