Bakkies Botha: 'Massive privilege' to be part of Alun Wyn Jones Dream Pack' - Ruck

Bakkies Botha: ‘Massive privilege’ to be part of Alun Wyn Jones Dream Pack’

Former Springbok lock Bakkies Botha says he is honoured to be picked in veteran Wales and British & Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones’ all-time Dream Pack of forwards.

The legendary second-row, who played 85 Tests for the Springboks between 2002 and 2014, said on Monday it was a “massive privilege” to be noted.

“@AlunWynJones the most capped rugby player in test history played against generations of players and here is his dream team. Massive privilege to be part of your team legend and to play ?@WalesRugby in the Millennium staduim (The Real Enforcer),” the 42-year-old Botha wrote on Twitter.


Check out the dream forward pack who won praise from the Lions legend in his book.


  • 1. Gethin Jenkins (Wales)
  • 2. Ken Owens (Wales)
  • 3. Kyle Sinckler (England)

Jones on Jenkins: A prop who could tackle and jackal like a blindside.”

Jones on Sinckler: “Kyle Sinckler is good fun, a connection between us in Adam Jones, the tight-head ahead of me for so long for Ospreys and Wales for so long, a coach for him in his formative years was a good icebreaker. I’d like to think we get on. I like his aggression and energy on the pitch. Those are assets that can be harnessed, not controlled.”