Cape Town - Springbok lock Lood de Jager has been included
in French rugby newspaper Midi Olympique’s international team of the year for
De Jager is the only South African representative in the
side, which includes nine players from world champions New Zealand.
The Springboks endured a difficult 2015, finishing third in
the World Cup and last in the Rugby Championship.
‘Midi Olympique’s World Team of 2015:
15 Ben Smith (New Zealand), 14 Santiago Cordero (Argentina),
13 Conrad Smith (New Zealand), 12 Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand), 11 Julian Savea (New
Zealand), 10 Dan Carter (New Zealand), 9 Aaron Smith (New Zealand), 8 David
Pocock (Australia), 7 Richie McCaw (New Zealand), 6 Jerome Kaino (New Zealand),
5 Lood de Jager (South Africa), 4 Brodie Retallick (New Zealand), 3 Sekope Kepu
(Australia), 2 Shota Horie (Japan), 1 Marcos Ayerza (Argentina)