- Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis and Bryan Habana have been named in the World Rugby 15s Team of the Decade
- Meanwhile, Siya Kolisi had also received special recognition for the role he played in raising funds during the Covid-19 pandemic
- All three players were members of the Springboks’ 2-1 series win over the 2009 British & Irish Lions
South African rugby players have been raising the SA flag very high. When they are not winning the Rugby World Cup they are receiving auspicious awards and titles within the world rugby sphere.
Three talented and hardworking SA rugby players, Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, and Bryan Habana have taken the rugby world limelight by all getting name the World Rugby 15s Team of the decade.
While Siya Kolisi did not get the title, he also received special recognition at the awards which was spearheaded by the World Rugby Awards’ star-studded panel who were given the difficult task of selecting two Teams of the Decade.
South Africans had this to say about the announcement:
"Whatever it is... it's a good team too, so congrats to the selected players. Now flipping over to the next page."
"Very nice. Although I would have had Schalk Burger in at 6, and Fourie du Preez at 9."
Guys, I'm so happy. Congratulations Tendai Mtawarira @Beast_TM
Okay, agree with everything here, besides Parisse. No doubt he was good, but the best no. 8 of the decade? I don’t think so. Maybe you felt there were too many All Blacks already and therefore couldn’t include Kieran Read. But otherwise a very good shout for the team of the decade.
In other Briefly.co.za news, Kaizer Chiefs' head coach Gavin Hunt expressed his disappointment in his team's performance following their draw against PWD Bamenda. Bamenda arrived in SA hours before their CAF Champions League preliminary round match.
Fans and soccer enthusiasts alike expected Amakhosi to take advantage of their opponents' jetlag but that was far from the case. Chiefs managed to proceed to the next round due to a 1-0 on aggregate victory.
Despite this, Hunt is shared that he felt it was a disappointing game. Speaking about the goal-scoring crisis Chiefs is experiencing, Hunt had some very intense words.
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