With the Stormers effectively out of the running for SR 2013 I turn my attention to the up and coming Bok squad and team. With the Bullls going well it will be a lot easier season for Mr Meyer.
15: Zane Kirchner: Well not many peoples favorite but with Frans Steyn injured and out of form and young Taute out for the season there is nobody else. He is good under the high ball and has a good boot.
14: JP Pietersen: Whilst the Sharks have struggled JP has had pretty good games. Willie Le Roux and Aplon might be chasing but I would stick with him.
13: Juan de Jongh: Has not had his best season but he can’t be blamed for Stormers tactics. Thing is since Jacques retirement there just have not been to many quality players at 13. Young Jordaan was set to come through this season but has been hampered by injury.
12: Jean de Villiers: He has had an on/off season playing some brilliant games and some really average ones. But he has had to play with 4 flyhalves which did not help. There is Ebersohn and Serfontein to consider. Serfotein is a star in the making but I believe he needs a couple more games in SR before he is ready for the big time.
11: Bryan Habana: His tendency to go for the intercept has cost many a side a try but his work rate and never say die attitude is some to behold. I would not mind if Basson gets the nod he is a classy player and might fit in HM game plan better esp with Habana leaving very soon.
10: Morne Steyn: He is back to his old best and should take the rains. He is also France bound which might count against him. But there is nobody else Lambie has been in poor form and Goosen is out for another season. Jantjies has not been himself since his father died. So it would be wise to stick with Steyn.
9: Janu Vermaak: With Hougaard injured for most of the season I believe Vermaak deserves his chance. Hougaard more and more looks like a Bobby kind of player who is better suited to the impact role.
8: Pierre Spies: With Vermeulen out for another few months it is an easy decision.
7: Arno Botha: With Alberts only getting back from long term injury and Lappies injured young Botha might be a smart bet.
6: Flo: He is again having a brilliant season for Bath and would be my first pick in any bok side.
5: Juandre Kruger: Also of to France but if he still is available I would pick him. Franco could also do the job.
4: Flip van der Merwe: With Etzebeth only getting his first start last week I would probably ease him back.
3: Jannie du Plessis: There is not really many other pretenders. Maybe young Malherbe but is still very young.
2. Adrian Strauss: Without Bismark he is the next best. Chili has been playing some good rugby but is better suited to the bench.
1. Coenie Oosthuizen: With the Beast injured and Kitshoff still to young I would go with Coenie.
The team I think HM will select: Zane, JP, JdJ, Jean, Habana, Steyn, Pienaar, Spies, WA, Flo, Kruger, Etzebeth, Doc, Strauss, Beast.
Bismark(if fit), Oosthuizen, Flip, Coetzee, Hougaard, Lambie, Basson