World Cup XV

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by stumpy17, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. stumpy17

    stumpy17 Guest

    Thought i'd list my dream World Cup XV.

    wonder if you agree or disagree with my choices.

    1) Tom Smith - Scotland
    2) Sean Fitzpatrick - NewZealand
    3) Jason Leonard - England
    4) Martin Johnson - England
    5) John Eales - Australia
    6) Francios Pienaar - South Africa
    7) Michael Jones - NewZealand
    8) ZinZan Brooke - NewZealand
    9) Joost Van Der Westhuizen - South Africa
    10) Jonny Wilkinson - England
    11) Jonah Lomu - NewZealand
    12) Tim Horan - Australia
    13) Will Greenwood - England
    14) David Campese - Australia
    15) Gavin Hastings - Scotland
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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    If I could have 22

    1. Woodcock - NZ
    2. Thompson - ENG
    3. Heyman - NZ
    4. Eales (VC) - OUS
    5. Johnson (VC) - ENG
    6. Hill - ENG
    7. Back - ENG
    8. Dallaglio - ENG
    9. Dawson - ENG
    10. Carter - NZ
    11. Lomu - NZ
    13. Greenwood (I.C.) - ENG
    12. Umaga (O.C.) - NZ
    14. Habana - SA
    15. Cullen - NZ

    16. Wood - IRE
    17. Scott Quinnell - WAL
    18. McCaw - NZ
    19. Shelford - NZ
    20. Greegan - OUS
    21. Jenkins - WAL
    22. Robinson - ENG

    I don't think anyone on that list needs explaining. McCaw and Back maybe could be swapped, but I stuck with the old England back 3 as they were <strike>one of</strike> THE best combinations ever seen and it's criminal to split them up.
  4. How can you not have Blanco at 15...
  5. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    Because Christian Cullen's there...
  6. stumpy17

    stumpy17 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (elgringoborracho @ Oct 29 2008, 08:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Its a fair question, the 15 shirt was the most difficult for me to pick.
    My two choices were hastings or Blanco
    they are probably not the best reasons but went with Hastings because of his outstanding pionts scoring record and maybe being Scottish i am bias- sorry
  7. nam97

    nam97 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (cyRil of Ospreylia @ Oct 30 2008, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    My god you hit the nail on the head there.

    Here's mine;

    1. Os Du Randt - South Africa
    2. Sean Fitzpatrick - New Zealand
    3. Jason Leonard - England
    4. Martin Johnson - England
    5. John Eales (captain) - Australia
    6. Richard Hill - England
    7. Michael Jones - New Zealand
    8. Lawrence Dallaglio - England
    9. Graeme Bachop - New Zealand
    10. Andrew Mehrtens - New Zealand
    11. Jonah Lomu - New Zealand
    12. Tim Horan - Australia
    13. Phillipe Sella - France
    14. David Campese - Australia
    15. Christian Cullen - New Zealand
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Now I considered du Rant, but then something niggled in the back of my mind that the best WC-XV needed more fat-ass Kiwis, therefore Woodcock got the nod. Leonard and Smith went through my mind, but the Funbus wasn't ever the best scrumager in the world (he simply was a reliable rock who could steady the ship), while if I'd said Tom Smith I'd incur the wrath of a north London chav with a chip on his shoulder.
  9. Woldog

    Woldog Guest

    Here is mine:
    1. Matt Dunning - Aus
    2. Brendan Cannon - Aus
    3. Al Baxter - Aus
    4. Nathan Sharp - Aus
    5. James Horwill - Aus
    6. George Smith - Aus
    7. Phil Waugh - Aus
    8. Wycliff Palu - Aus
    9. George Gregan - Aus
    10. Elton Flatley - Aus
    11. Digby Ioane - Aus
    12. Ryan Cross - Aus
    13. Matt Giteau - Aus
    14. Clinton Schifoske - Aus
    15. Chris Latham - The player formally known as Aus.

    That's not leaning towards my home country at all......
  10. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest


    You have selected MATT DUNNING!

  11. Woldog

    Woldog Guest

    Matt Dunning pulls funny faces when he's not on, and I've seen him sprint once it was quite funny.
  12. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    Here is mine:

    1. Os Du Randt (SA)
    2. Kieth Wood (IRE)
    3. Carl Heyman (NZ)
    4. John Eales (AUS)
    5. Martin Johnson (ENG)
    6. Schalk Burger (SA)
    7. Richie McCaw (NZ)
    8. Zinzan Brooke (NZ)

    9. George Gregan (AUS)
    10. Jonny Wilkinson (ENG - 2003 WC form, he was unrivalled at FH)
    11. Jonah Lomu (NZ)
    12. Tim Horan (AUS)
    13. Jeremy Guscott (ENG)
    14. Jeff Wilson (NZ)
    15. Christain Cullen (NZ)

    16. Joost vd Westhuizen (SA)
    17. Serge Blanco (FRA)
    18. Neil Jenkins (WAL)
    19. Josh Kronfeld (NZ)
    20. Bryan Habana (SA)
    21. Will Carling (ENG)
    22. Gavin Hastings (SCO)

    Thats a pretty good team i think. There are obviously many more that could have made it, but it's near impossible to choose a side like this without criticism. Take Teh Mite's team for instance. We have won the WC twice, yet only one South African is in his side.... Riiiiiiiight.......
  13. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Yeah, what's your point? I picked a 1st XV where each player would compliment the rest of the team;

    A massive front row,
    2 large ball carriers and lineout specialists in the boiler room. And a spare kicker.
    The best backrow combination in the history of international rugby,
    The 2 best halfbacks since the dawn of the professional era,
    2 of the best wingers since the professional era,
    2 well renowned centres who's styles would compliment each other,
    The best fullback of the professional era.

    You've picked 2 openside flankers, a 13 who can't tackle, Jonny the boot and one forward on the bench.

  14. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Oct 30 2008, 11:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I didn't comment on your individuals *Will Greenwood cough cough* Merely the nationality-ism! And at least i put 12 before 13....
  15. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Ah, so somebody's nationality is more important then their ability. I see.

    Maybe I should have put in Corne Krige then?
  16. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Oct 30 2008, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Anyway i was only trying to be less bias. But yeah, i realise my team has flaws, so i will work on a refined one...
  17. nam97

    nam97 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jer1cho @ Oct 30 2008, 10:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I didn't comment on your individuals *Will Greenwood cough cough* Merely the nationality-ism! And at least i put 12 before 13....

    Will Greenwood, whilst playing at 2nd5/8 (inside center) most of his career, always wore the 13 shirt. Some kind of superstition I believe.

    Still can't believe I'm the only one to mention Sella!
  18. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jer1cho @ Oct 30 2008, 09:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Sorry, I only just saw this, so I should explain that;

    Will Greenwood was an inside centre who always wore 13 (well, he could play both but was prominent at the outside) because of a superstition... When Will started his England career, his centre partner was Jerry Guscott and Guscott had a superstition about the number 13 so he always wore 12. As the new cap, Greenwood was effectively forced to wear the no 13. Greenwood was forced to wear his unfavoured 12 shirt when touring with the Lions. And was therefore wearing 12 when he suffered what could have been a life threatening injury in South Africa.


    13. Greenwood
    12. Umaga

    A little bit of knowledge can confuse a lot of people! ;)
  19. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    Superstitions about numbers? Gay.
  20. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Such as, say for example, the Springboks going against everyone else in the world and using 6 for the openside and 7 for the blindside... :lol:
  21. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Oct 30 2008, 11:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Do we do this? I never really noticed. Interesting. Wonder why though. Do you know why? Do you think we also abuse and gang-bang helpless New Zealanders though? :unsure:
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