Jonathan Mokuena
3 minute read
27 Nov 2021
8:01 am

Siya, Eben the standout players in a special Bok team of 2021

Jonathan Mokuena

It is a pity though not a few more fringe players were able to get a chance to show what they can do.

According to columnist Jonathan Mokuena, Eben Etzebeth and Siya Kolisi were the standout Springbok players in 2021. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

A week ago today the Springboks lost a thriller to England at Twickenham. It wasn’t the Boks’ best performance, but they got themselves into the battle and almost pulled it off. While it was a disappointing loss to end the 2021 season, I think the Springbok results during the year were hugely satisfying. To think the world champions didn’t play a game in 2020 and returned in the middle of this year to beat the British and Irish Lions is quite remarkable and worthy of applause. Only a special, dedicated and determined team would have been able to pull that...