Richard Ferguson

A bit of Fantasy Rugby

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, In the news, RWC 2015, Springboks on 31 Aug 2015 at 12:40
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We all love picking teams, whether it be the best Springbok XV, the best Sharks XV, A team made up of overseas bases South Africans, whatever it is that tickles your fancy, this concept should get you interested. has quite cunningly set up two team sheets of players not going to the World Cup, both from South Africa and New Zealand. I thought it would be a good idea to discuss it here. So all credit to Sport24 for coming up with this.

The two teams, called the Unwanted XV’s, are as follows and would make for quite an entertaining match! The funny thing from the South African squad point of view is that Marcell Coetzee is still not in the squad – what must the oke do to get mentioned?!?!

Unwanted Springbok XV: 15 Frans Steyn, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Unwanted All Blacks XV: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Charles Piutau, 13 Charlie Ngatai, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Cory Jane, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Elliot Dixon, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Brad Shields, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Joe Moody

Here is a link to the original article


  • i think i will become an unwanted supporter

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.08.15 12:45:53 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Quite the concept. Why not have a Unwanted World Cup? Pretty sure the rugby will be great quality as these players will want to show they should have been at the “real” version.

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.08.15 12:56:04 by T-Shark Reply

  • Is it just me or does the Springbok XV look a touch more exciting than their NZ counterparts?

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.08.15 13:18:07 by vanmartin Reply
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  • how does Marcell not get into this side? 🙂

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.08.15 13:19:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Too many bladdy Lions players…

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.08.15 13:31:48 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 1) : @robdylan (Comment 4) : Scary how good that side is!! I would love to see the type of rugby that they play!!

    I was also wondering where Marcell was! ❓

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.08.15 13:32:36 by ChrisS Reply
  • Id pay a few bucks to see the unwanted side take on the official side.

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.08.15 13:44:04 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • And Jake White could be the unwanted coach.

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.08.15 13:49:04 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 5) : Agreed! And only 3 bulls? Who are they trying to kid

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.08.15 14:17:30 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Sport24 Rob. I think that explains it all.

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.08.15 14:52:35 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 9) : Definitely a Fantasy team haha

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.08.15 14:57:02 by SheldonK Reply

  • Someone should organise a game between these teams.

  • Comment 12, posted at 31.08.15 15:25:27 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 12) : could be a good game to watch!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.08.15 15:37:33 by JD Reply
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  • And make the SA XV play against HM squad after they return from the world cup. They won’t have to wait too long.

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.08.15 16:20:56 by coolfusion Reply

  • Marcell is probably on the first plane out after the Samoa game that’s why he doesn’t make the list.

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.08.15 16:24:23 by coolfusion Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : I just read through the teams…NO MARCELL?!?! What the hell? Richard has caught whatever HM has… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 31.08.15 17:54:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 16) : My bad…I unfairly mouthed off Richard! Sport 24 has caught whatever HM has!! Sorry Richard! Is Marcell really held in such low regard?!?

  • Comment 17, posted at 31.08.15 17:56:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 14) : no way that will happen although we all would love to see the game!!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 31.08.15 19:45:13 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 16) :
    @pastorshark (Comment 17) :

    I think that some pre-announcement prep went into the article with the assumption of Marcell going, and Kriel the unlucky one missing out.

    If not, then it is a Sport 24 ploy to really exaggerate the amount of Lions players missing from the squad..

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.09.15 08:19:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 19) : ja must say I do think it’s the second one.

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.09.15 09:08:37 by JD Reply
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  • Have Ackerman as the coach, and this team could well knock over the world cup Boks. 😉

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.09.15 09:41:56 by FireTheLooser Reply


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