Retiring legend Francois Louw’s names his all-time XV


Noted for his acceleration, side step and ability to beat defenders, Robinson is classed as one of England’s greatest wingers. A deadly finisher, he won 51 caps for England and scored a try in the 2003 World Cup final, which England went on to win. He played for Bath in 1996 before moving onto Sale Sharks, where he stayed for seven years. He represented the British and Irish Lions on two Tours in 2001 and 2005.


Acknowledged as one of the hardest tacklers in the game, former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga was one of the most respected players in world rugby. In 2004, Umaga became the first New Zealander of Samoan heritage to captain the All Blacks in a Test, and went on to win 74 caps and score 185 points for his country.


De Villiers is deceptively quick, has superb handling skills and has an uncanny knack for intercept tries. In 2014 he became the fifth South African to reach 100 Test caps for the Springboks. He was named South African Rugby Player of the Year in 2008 and 2013.


Bryan Habana is one the most recognisable names in world rugby today. He is a three-time South African Rugby Player of the Year, and became the first South African to reach 50 Test tries when he scored twice against Samoa in June 2013. He lit up the world at the 2007 World Cup as he helped the Springboks win the tournament. Habana was World Rugby Player of the Year in 2007 and in 2014 he became the fourth Springbok to reach 100 Test caps.An obvious choice for Francois Louw’s all-time XV.


With 46 tries in 58 Tests, Cullen was nicknamed the Paekakariki Express and considered to be one of the most potent running fullbacks rugby has ever seen. He played much of his club career in New Zealand, but did move to Munster towards the end of his career.

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