For the Lions, 37-year-old prop veteran Jannie du Plessis played 40 minutes, while new captain Elton Jantjies was as sound as ever as chief playmaker
“He is also playing very well and that helps. We do have some very experienced players in decision-making roles too, and that will help Stedman as well.”
They will be up against a stellar list of top sporting teams from around the world for the Laureus award at a function in Berlin on February 17.
The Springboks will be hoping to make the list for Team of the Year after an unforgettable last season.