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Your World X/V?



in edition to my ' Your England Team' i thought i would do another one. if you could pick anyone in the world form any year and put into a starting 15 who would you pick??
Mine would be:
1. O. Du Rant (SA)
2. B. Moore (Eng)
3. P. Vickery (Eng)
4. M. Johnson (Eng)
5. W. John-McBride (Ire)
6. J. White (Sco)
7. R. McCaw (NZ)
8. D. Richards (Eng)
9. G. Edwards (Wal)
10. J. Wilkinson (Eng)
11. J. Lomu (NZ)
12. T. Horan (Aus)
13. P. Sella (Fra)
14. P. Rossouw (SA)
15. J. Robinson (Eng)

15. Serge Blanco
14. Gerald Davies
13. Brian O'Driscoll
12. Mike Gibson
11. David Campese
10. Dan Carter
9. Gareth Edwards
1. Fran Cotton
2. Sean Fitzpatrick
3. Carl Hayman
4. Willie John McBride
5. Colin Meads
6. Fergus Slattery
7. Richie McCaw
8. Buck Shelford

This is a tough one so I thought I'd pick a bench as well

16. Brian Moore, 17. Os du Randt, 18. Martin Johnson, 19. Jean Pierre Rives, 20. Joost Van der Westhuizen, 21. Barry John, 22. JPR Williams
1. G.Price (Wal)
2. S.Fizpatrick (NZ)
3. F.Cotton (Eng)
4. J.Eales (Aus)
5. W. John-McBride (Ire)
6. Z.Brooke (NZ)
7. R. McCaw (NZ)
8. M.Davies (Wal)
9. G. Edwards (Wal)
10. N.Jenkins (Wal)
11. J. Lomu (NZ)
12. M.Gibson (Ire)
13. D.Gerber (SA)
14. D.Campese (Aus)
15. J.P.R Williams (Wal)

Some greats up there!

Possibly I have to many Welshmen there! Possibly Dan Carter could be included at 10!
especially when Jenkins isn't even the best Welsh outhalf, probably barely in the top 5
9. Gareth Edwards
10. Barry John

11. David Duckham
12. Mike Gibson
13. Phillipe Sella
14. Jonah Lomu
15. JPR Williams

Can't be bothered to work out the forwards, but I know I'd have Fergus Slattery at 7.
1. Craig Dowd
2. Sean Fitzpatrick ©
3. Olo Brown
4. Ian Jones
5. Colin Meads (VC)
6. Ian Kirkpatrick
7. Michael Jones
8. Zinzan Brooke

9. Gareth Edwards
10. Grant Fox
11. Jonah Lomu
12. Joe Stanley
13. Frank Bunce
14. Jeff Wilson
15. Christan Cullen

20. Justin Marshall
21. Tana Umaga
22. George Nepia


Luke McAlister in the outer squad.
Hmm, I`d rather go amateur era team/ pro era team, as the game has changed so much over the past 100-odd years.

15- JPR Williams/ Christian Cullen
14-Ray Mordt/Jeff Wilson
13-Danie Gerber/Tana Umanga
12- Andre Boniface/Tim Horan- so no place for Mike Gibson and Phillipe Sella then- damn difficult call this!
11- JJ Williams/ David Campese
10- Hugo Porta/Dan Carter- no Mark Ella, Phil Bennett, Barry John- freaking impossible to pick really
9- Gareth Edwards/Joost vd Westhuizen
8- Hennie Muller/ Zinzan Brooke- couldn`t find a spot for Buck Shelford
7- Michael Jones/Ritcie McCaw- and no place for J-P Rives, Michael Pratt etc.
6- Kel Tremain/Abdel Benazzi
5- Frik du Preez/John Eales
4- Colin Meads/Martin Johnson- so no W-J McBride,Gordon Brown- this is really impossible to call
3-Ken Gray/Patrico Noriega- Charlie Faulkner came pretty close- would`ve been the Pontypridd front row
2- Bobby Windsor/Sean Fitzpatrick
1- Graham Price/Os Du Randt- no place for Fran Cotton or Syd Millar
Alright then that's certainly an interesting approach, might give it a try meself.

15. Blanco/Latham
14. Campese/Wilson
13. Sella/O'Driscoll
12. Gibson/Umaga
11. Davies/Rokocoko
10. John/Carter
9. Edwards/Van der Westhuizen
1. Cotton/du Randt
2. Fitzpatrick/Wood
3. Millar/Hayman
4. McBride/Johnson
5. Meads/ Eales
6. Prat/Hill
7. Slattery/McCaw
8. Shelford/Quinell

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