Cape Town - Springbok lock Lood de Jager has been included in French rugby newspaper Midi Olympique’s international team of the year for 2015.
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)