South African Stalwart Includes Two Former Irish Players In Dream Team


South African flanker Francois Louw has forged a remarkable career as one of the South Hemisphere’s best opensides in the game. The 32-year-old has played on both sides of the world, having made a Super Rugby final with the Stormers before signing for Bath in 2011.

He has played with the English club since then and was recently asked to select a world rugby dream team. Louw opted to overlook New Zealand’s Richie McCaw and Dan Carter and did not include a single Australian player in the team, but he did choose two Irish players; Keith Wood and Paul O’Connell.

15. Christian Cullen (New Zealand) 14. Bryan Habana (South Africa) 13. Jean de Villiers (SA) 12. Tana Umaga (NZ) 11. Jason Robinson (England) 10. Carlos Spencer (NZ) 9. Fourie du Preez (SA) 8. Sebastian Chabal…

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