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So we've all seen the lists of players moving north after the world cup. I'm really excited by a lot of them and decided to see if I could make a team of SH players plying their trade where it's either colder or they speak French.

1. Juan Figallo
2. Bismarck du Plessis (Or Schalk Brits)
3. Marcos Ayerza
4. Leone Nakawara
5. Flip van der Merwe
6. Willem Alberts
7. Francois Louw
8. Duane Vermeulen
9. Kahn Fotuali'i
10. Daniel Carter (Or Morne Steyn or Quade Cooper)
11. Bryan Habana
12. Matt Giteau
13. Ma'a Nonu
14. Horacio Agulla (Charles Piutau was close here)
15. Zane Kirchner

Anyone got any other players they'd put in? Have to be playing in the NH after the World Cup. Just made this list quickly and sure I've missed a few options.
 
So we've all seen the lists of players moving north after the world cup. I'm really excited by a lot of them and decided to see if I could make a team of SH players plying their trade where it's either colder or they speak French.

1. Juan Figallo
2. Bismarck du Plessis (Or Schalk Brits)
3. Marcos Ayerza
4. Leone Nakawara
5. Flip van der Merwe
6. Willem Alberts
7. Francois Louw
8. Duane Vermeulen
9. Kahn Fotuali'i
10. Daniel Carter (Or Morne Steyn or Quade Cooper)
11. Bryan Habana
12. Matt Giteau
13. Ma'a Nonu
14. Horacio Agulla (Charles Piutau was close here)
15. Zane Kirchner

Anyone got any other players they'd put in? Have to be playing in the NH after the World Cup. Just made this list quickly and sure I've missed a few options.
maybe Drew Mitchell instead off Agulla for me and Will Genia over Kahn Fotuali'i maybe and even Ali Williams at 4 instead off Nakawara.
 
With reserves bracketed

1 Steven Kitshoff / Heinke van der Merwe
2 Bismarck du Plessis / Craig Burden
3 Frans Malherbe / Wiehann Herbst
4 Francois van der Merwe
5 Juandre Kruger / Jacques du Plessis
6 Willem Alberts / Bernard le Roux
7 Francois Louw
8 Duane Vermeulen
9 Will Genia / Rory Kockott
10 Daniel Carter / Quade Cooper
11 Bryan Habana
12 Matt Giteau
13 Ma'a Nonu / Adam Ashley-Cooper
14 Rene Ranger
15 Charles Piutau

If you count the Japanese league as well then there is a raft more class to consider:

Fourie du Preez
Damian de Allende
Richard Kahui
Jaque Fourie
Andries Bekker
Heinrich Brussow

I am sure I am forgetting a fair few.
 
Think I'd put Nonu at 12 and Conrad Smith at 13. He's going to Agen, isn't he?
 
I would have went with a team more like this.

1.) Steven Kitshoff
2.) Bismark du Plessis
3.) Marcos Ayerza
4.) Flip van der Merwe
5.) James Horwill
6.) Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
7.) Francois Louw
8.) Duane Vermeulen
9.) Will Genia
10.) Dan Carter
11.) Bryan Habana
12.) Matt Giteau
13.) Ma'a Nonu
14.) Taqele Naiyaravoro
15.) Drew Mitchell
 
With reserves bracketed

1 Steven Kitshoff / Heinke van der Merwe / Carl Hayman
2 Bismarck du Plessis / Craig Burden / Deon Fourie
3 Frans Malherbe / Wiehann Herbst / Jannie Du Plessis
4 Francois van der Merwe / Flip van Der Merwe / Bakkies Botha
5 Juandre Kruger / Jacques du Plessis / Ali Williams / Paul Willemse
6 Willem Alberts / Bernard le Roux / Josh Strauss
7 Francois Louw
8 Duane Vermeulen / Pierre Spies
9 Will Genia / Rory Kockott / Ruan Pienaar
10 Daniel Carter / Quade Cooper / Morne Steyn / Johan Goosen
11 Bryan Habana / David Smith
12 Matt Giteau / Wynand Olivier
13 Ma'a Nonu / Adam Ashley-Cooper
14 Rene Ranger
15 Charles Piutau / Zane Kirchner

If you count the Japanese league as well then there is a raft more class to consider:

Fourie du Preez
Damian de Allende
Richard Kahui
Jaque Fourie
Andries Bekker
Heinrich Brussow

I am sure I am forgetting a fair few.

Just added a few guys in red.
 
you have added Wynand not sure where he is, no longer with us at Montpellier and i have an idea he has returned home to SA???
 
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How the heck is Conrad Smith missing out on these teams, easily the best 13 in the world...

Nonu has barely played at all at 13 in years, while AAC isn't in the same league on the account he never passes...
 
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How the heck is Conrad Smith missing out on these teams, easily the best 13 in the world...

Nonu has barely played at all in years, while AAC isn't in the same league on the account he never passes...

Because people often over look decision makers and visionaries for ball carriers and tackle breakers, because it's more obvious to the eye and glamorous. Agreed about Smith, he makes the best decision in World Rugby, along with Ben Smith, they are the best players in the world.

It would be cool to see a RWC dream team thread.
 
Didn't know Conrad Smith was moving on. It makes sense for him at this point in his career. Easy selection, yes.
 
Looks a bit different, but this is my Favorite/Best team i think.. :p

1. Juan Figallo
2. Bismarck du Plessis (Or Schalk Brits)
3. Ben Franks
4. Leone Nakawara
5. Jeremy Thrush
6. Jacques Burger
7. Francois Louw
8. Duane Vermeulen
9. Will Genia or Nic White
10. Dan Carter or Quade Cooper
11. Bryan Habana
12. Ma'a Nonu
13. Conrad Smith
14. Sinoti Sinoti (One of the best underated wingers of all time?)
15. Juan Hernandez
 

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