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Fushitsusha

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So, what do you guys think the make-up of the World Cup XV will be?

I think there's a few certainties but it'll probably go something like this -

Fullback will either go to Latham or Robinson

One of the wing positions will definately be Habana, but who will get the other?

I'd like to hope that Mortlock gets one of the centre positions, but did he have enough game time? He was awesome against Wales and England but that was about it. Who would the other contenders be? Jauzion? Giteau?

I think the flyhalf position will either go to Henandez unless Wilkinson wins it for England again.

Halfback would probably go to Du Preez with Rauluni not far behind.

No. 8? Maka? Longo?

Despite not making to the qf's I'd assume McCaw would get one of the the flanker positions.

Locks? I think it's a 3 way race between Matfield, Shaw and Ali Williams.

Hookers? Who has really stood out in this position?

Props? Roncero has been one of my favourites, but Sheridan will probably get the loosehead spot. The tight-head I'm not sure about.

Anyways, just some random thoughts from myself. I know I've forgotten about a LOT of players.

Chat away!
 
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SaintsFan_Webby

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I wouldn't assume anything about McCaw. Personally I think Juan Smith has been the best 7 of the tournament. The Argentinian Lobbe has probably also done more for his team than McCaw.
 
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Fushitsusha

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I wouldn't assume anything about McCaw. Personally I think Juan Smith has been the best 7 of the tournament. The Argentinian Lobbe has probably also done more for his team than McCaw.
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True, but when McCaw has been on the field he's been his usual impressive self.

Qera for Fiji was also another standout, and George Smith was consistently pretty awesome throughout the tournament.
 
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stormmaster1

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Fijian 14 Delasau has been awesome.

Shaw and Matfield would be the locks for me.
 
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BOKean

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1 Os du Randt
2 John Smit
3 CJ van der Linde
4 Bakkies Botha
5 Victor Matfield
6 Schalk Burger
7 Juan Smith
8 Danie Rossouw
9 Fourie du Preez
10 Butch James
11 Bryan Habana
12 Francois Steyn
13 Jaque Fourie
14 JP Pietersen
15 Percy Montgomery

16 Bismarck du Plessis
17 Jannie Du Plessis
18 Johann Muller
19 Wikus van Heerden
20 Ruan Pienaar
21 Andre Pretorius
22 Wynand Olivier
 
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Warriors#1

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I think Chris Paterson needs to go in there somewhere! Probably on the wing as he didnt perform well at fly-half this World Cup!
 
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BokMagic

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15-Corletto/Robinson,14- Delasau/Ngwenya, 13- Mortlock, 12- Jaunzion, 11- Habana, 10- Wilkinson/Hernandez, 9- Rauluni/Du Preez, 8- Easter/Leamy, 7- J.Smith/Lobbe, 6- Burger/Collins, 5- Matfield, 4- Shaw, 3- Hayman, 2- Smit/Ledesma/Tincu, 1- Sheridan.
 
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Bullitt

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15-Robinson
14- Clerc
13- Mortlock
12- Contipomi
11- Habana
10- Hernandez
9- Du Preez
8- Easter
7- J.Smith
6- Burger
5- Matfield
4- Shaw
3- Hayman
2- Smit
1- Sheridan
 
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snoopy snoopy dog dog

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15.Robinson
14.Delasau
13.Fourie
12.Giteau - nobody has stood out; perhaps Contepomi or Steyn either
11.Habana
10.Hernandez
9.Du Preez
1.Sheridan
2.Smit - Mark Regan a very close second
3.Scelzo
4.Shaw - Albacete not too far behind
5.Matfield
6.Collins
7.Juan Smith
8.Longo Elia - player of the tournament for me
 
M

melon

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1 Os du Randt
2 John Smit
3 CJ van der Linde
4 Bakkies Botha
5 Victor Matfield
6 Schalk Burger
7 Juan Smith
8 Danie Rossouw
9 Fourie du Preez
10 Butch James
11 Bryan Habana
12 Francois Steyn
13 Jaque Fourie
14 JP Pietersen
15 Percy Montgomery

16 Bismarck du Plessis
17 Jannie Du Plessis
18 Johann Muller
19 Wikus van Heerden
20 Ruan Pienaar
21 Andre Pretorius
22 Wynand Olivier [/b]
Seems like a well thought over team with minimal bias. I disagree with Andre Pretorious on the bench though...thats being pretty generous...
 
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Fa'atau82

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1 Rodrigo Roncero
2 John Smit
3 Census Johnston
4 Chris Jack
5 Victor Matfield
6 Jerry Collins
7 Nili Latu
8 Gonzalo Longo
9 Fourie Du Preez
10 Juan Martin Hernandez
11 Bryan Habana
12 Stirling Mortlock
13 Filipe Contepomi
14 Sitiveni Sivivatu
15 Percy Montgomery

16 Andrew Sheridan
17 Os Du Randt
18 Mario Ledesma
19 Juan Fernandez Lobbe
20 Vilimonu Delasau
21 Agustin Pichot
22 Chris Paterson
 
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AllezWasps

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1. Sheridan
2. Smit
3. Vickery
4. Botha
5. Shaw
6. Collins
7. Dusautoir
8. Easter
9. Du Preez (or Gomarshall, depending on their performances tonight)
10. Wilkinson
11. Habana
12. Rabeni
13. F.Contepomi
14 Sackey
15. Robinson
 
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Sussudio

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15 Montgomery
14 Robinson
13 Contemponi
12 Wilkinson
11 Habana
10 Hernandez
9 Pichot or Du Preez
1 Sheridan
2 Smit
3 Vickery
4 Shaw
5 Botha
6 Collins
7 Dusatoir
8 Easter
 
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KZNSharksFan

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15 Montgomery
14 Robinson
13 Fourie
12 Giteau
11 Habana
10 Hernandez
9 Du Preez
1 Sheridan
2 Smit
3 Hayman
4 Botha
5 Matfield
6 Burger
7 Smith
8 Easter
 
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candybum

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15. Coletto (honorable mentions; Montgomery, Robinson)
14. Delasau (honorable mentions; Ngwenya, Howlett)
13. Taione (honorable mentions; M. contempomi)
12. Rabeni!!!! (honorable mentions; contempomi)
11. Endo (honorable mentions; Habana)
10. Hernandez (honorable mentions; Wilkinson Evans that georgian 1st 5)
9. Rauluni (honorable mentions; Du Preez, Gommersal)
8. Maka
7. Latu (honorable mentions; Dusatoir)
6. Collins (honorable mentions; Burger, Betsen)
5. Chabal
4. Williams (honorable mentions; Shaw, Matfield)
3. Hayman
2. Ibanez (honorable mentions; Smit)
1. Sheridan (honorable mentions; Big OZ, Woodcock)
 
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egreismont

Guest
WOLD CUP FIRST TIME:

Sheridan ENG Smit RSA Roncero ARG
Matfield RSA Botha JP RSA
Dusautoir FRA Smith RSA McCaw NZL
du Preez RSA
Wilkinson ENG
Habana RSA Fourie RSA Contepomi F ARG Sackey ENG
Montgomery RSA

Coach: Marcelo Loffreda ARG

SECOND TIME:
van der Linde RSA
Hasan/Tincu ARG/ROM
du Randt RSA
Albacete ARG
Williams NZL
Rossouw RSA
Longo Elía ARG
Collins NZL
Rauluni FJI
Hernández ARG
Paterson SCO
McAlister NZL
Giteau AUS
Pietersen RSA
Corleto ARG
Coach: Jake White
 
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heinsmit

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1. Os du Randt
2. John Smit
3. CJ van der Linde
4. Bakkies Botha
5. Victor Matfield
6. Schalk Burger
7. Juan Smith
8. Danie Rossouw
9. Fourie du Preez
10. Butch James
11. Bryan Habana
12. Francois Steyn
13. Jaque Fourie
14. JP Pietersen
15. Percy Montgomery
 
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SaintsFan_Webby

Guest
You notice how two South Africans have made exactly the same joke/comment? And how neither time it was funny/relevant?

I'm guessing you're both under 18.

Don't see why people are picking Wilkinson at 10. He gave England a confidence boost, but was nowhere near his best. Certainly didn't shine like Hernandez.
 
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Juggernaut

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Well for me personally, this is my World XV after a month of sleepless nights and unbearable hang-overs. The Honourable mentions are in brackets.

1. Andy Sheridan - (Os Du Randt, Omar Hasan)

2. Mario Ledesma - (John Smit, Marius Tincu)

3. Pieter de Villiers - (Carl Hayman, Matt Stevens)

4. Simon Shaw - (Bakkies Botha, Kele Leawere)

5. Victor Matfield - (Ali Williams, Lionel Nallet)

6. Juan Smith - (Jerry Collins, Hale T-Pole)

7. Nili Latu - (Akapusi Qera, Thierry Dusatoir)

8. Gonzalo Longo - (Finau Maka, Danie Rossouw)

9. Mosese Rauluni - (Fourie Du Preez, Andy Gomarsall, Augstin Pichot)

10. Butch James - (Jonny Wilkinson, Juan Martin Hernandez)

11. Bryan Habana - (Joe Rokocoko, Paul Sackey)

12. Felipe Contemponi - (Luke McAlister, Seru Rabeni)

13. Stirling Mortlock - (Jaque Fourie, David Marty)

14. Filimoni Delasau - (Doug Howlett, JP Pietersen)

15. Ignacio Corletto - (Percy Montgomery, Jason Robinson)
 
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candybum

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You notice how two South Africans have made exactly the same joke/comment? And how neither time it was funny/relevant?

I'm guessing you're both under 18.
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haha now that was funny lol
 

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