I have noticed that there is a very negative sentiment towards Chiliboy on this forum, and i can understand it to an extent in that he seems to have been given a free pass to the Springbok side based on little action in the Super 14. However, i actually think he should be there. If anyone remembers he was an absolute superstar in the junior levels.He captained the Springbok under 18 side, then the Springbok under 19s and in the same year played for the under 21s, becoming a double world champion in the same year. He captained the 21s the next year and although SA didn't win, he was the best player in the team by a long way. His gaining captancy of these teams wasn't by fluke like his international career, he was actually dominant against sides like NZ at that level, he earned his spots in those teams and i remember thinking that he was going to be a superstar. His game on the weekend against France showed that he is actually a talented player, he showed glimpses of what he was capable of at junior levels and i think that's awesome. People can say that he should have to earn his spot by working up from Super 14 level, but with the likes of Derek Kuun selected over him, its hard for him to prove himself. Obviously when you see blatant quota picks you get ****** off, but you have to weigh this up with the absolute mismanagement of black players in South Africa (not always but still..) when you look at talented black players like Kabamba Floors, Wayne Julies, Hanyani Shimange, Solly Tyibilika and how they had their careers squandered you can see why PDV has gone, "**** this, this kid is a potential world-class hooker, i'm not leaving his career in the hands of these coaches, i'll develop him in the National Squad myself." I'm not a fan of quota picks at all, but in this case i think it needs to be done. If PDV can get him kicking on from the form he showed as a 19 year old then it is definitely in the Springboks favour. Anyway that's my rant, haterz probably gona hate but there it is. I just hope people aren't too consumed with rage at his selection to view the games he subsequently plays unbiasedly is all.