Malcolm Marx - Hooker
World Cup caps: 0 World Cup pts/tries: 0/0 Has proved a revelation since debuting for the Springboks in 2016. Owing to his power, strength and athleticism, he has become an indispensable member of the Springbok side. Over and above his setpiece potency, he operates as a hybrid hooker-cumloose forward and is renowned for his turn-overs.
Eben Etzebeth - Lock
Club: Western Province DOB: 29/10/1991
World Cup caps: 7 World Cup pts/tries: 5/1 The man-mountain has been plagued by injury of late, but his pedigree is undeniable. Etzebeth puts the grunt in the Springbok pack. He is an abrasive force, a stellar performer at setpiece play and a marauding presence. On form, there are few locks in the game who can match his power and work-rate.
Pieter-steph du Toit - Back five forward
Club: Western Province DOB: 20/8/1992
World Cup caps: 4
World Cup pts/tries: 0/0 The 2018 SA Rugby Player of the Year became only the fifth player to win the award consecutively since 1992. The versatile forward‚ who is equally comfortable at flanker and lock‚ has a terrific engine and undimmed work-ethic. Boasts a high tackle count, runs strongly and strategic thinking is top notch.