"Massive privilege" - Botha buzzing to make Alun Wyn Jones' dream team - Ruck

“Massive privilege” – Botha buzzing to make Alun Wyn Jones’ dream team

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.

In his new autobiography, ‘Belonging’, Jones only gave praise to the best forwards he played with or against during a stellar career, with Botha the only South African to crack the nod.

“@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.”