Springbok Stars Shine – Siya Kolisi and Eben Etzebeth Lead Top 10 Forwards Worldwide

Springbok Stars Shine – Siya Kolisi and Eben Etzebeth Lead Top 10 Forwards Worldwide

In a noteworthy revelation, the respected rugby analysis site Ruck.co.uk has spotlighted the prowess of Springbok players by featuring four of them in the prestigious list of the Top 10 forwards globally.

This recognition reinforces the impact and talent of South African rugby on the international stage.

Siya Kolisi’s Standout Position:

Leading the Springbok quartet is Siya Kolisi, the charismatic captain, securing an impressive second position in the global rankings.

Ruck.co.uk acknowledged Kolisi not only for his inspirational leadership but also for his exceptional performance on the field, showcasing his ability to lead by example.

Eben Etzebeth’s Formidable Presence:

Eben Etzebeth, renowned for his lineout expertise, ball-carrying power, and confrontational style of play, earned the fourth spot in the global rankings.

The publication highlighted Etzebeth’s multifaceted contributions that make him a formidable force on the rugby field.

Additional Springbok Inclusions:

The Springboks further solidified their representation with two more players making it to the esteemed list.

Pieter-Steph du Toit, the man of the match in the 2023 World Cup final, secured the ninth position, while loosehead prop Ox Nche claimed the sixth spot.

This collective recognition underscores the overall strength and talent within the Springbok ranks.

Ruck.co.uk’s Top 10 Forwards Worldwide:

Ardie Savea (New Zealand)

Siya Kolisi (South Africa)

Caelin Doris (Ireland)

Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)

Maro Itoje (England)

Ox Nche (South Africa)

Scott Barrett (New Zealand)

Tadhg Beirne (Ireland)

Pieter-Steph du Toit (South Africa)

Gregory Aldritt (France)

Global Fixture Presence:

As the Springboks continue to bask in international acclaim, confirmed fixtures for 2024 include engagements against formidable opponents such as Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina.

These matchups promise to be key moments for the Springboks to showcase their prowess on the rugby stage.


The recognition of four Springbok players in the Top 10 forwards globally is a testament to the team’s skill, dedication, and impact in the world of rugby.

Fans eagerly anticipate witnessing their continued success in upcoming fixtures, further solidifying South Africa’s standing in the global rugby landscape.

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