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Wednesday March 13, 2002
01:59 PM

Rugby World XV

[ #3491 ]

The great Bill Mclaren is retiring and he's assembled his choice of a World XV.

For the record, here's mine:

15 - Serge Blanco (France)
14 - John Kirwan (New Zealand)
13 - Philippe Sella (France)
12 - Tim Horan (Australia)
11 - David Campese (Australia)
10 - Jonny Wilkinson (England)
  9 - Nick Farr-Jones (Australia)
  8 - Zinzan Brooke (New Zealand)
  7 - Michael Jones (New Zealand)
  6 - Richard Hill (England)
  5 - John Eales (Australia)
  4 - Martin Johnson (England)
  3 - Richard Loe (New Zealand)
  2 - Sean Fitzpatrick (New Zealand)
  1 - Jason Leonard (England)

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  • Poor Johnny Wilkinson at fly-half and no Gareth Edwards at scrum-half?

    I can't believe it (nor can I believe it took me so long to find a post talking about rugby here!)

    Comme on, Wilkinson is just at the beginning of his career and has still to that prove he can last, and that he can play well when his forwards aren't dominating (did you see the France-Emgland game? Betsen put so much pressure on Wilkinson that he had to stand much further from the scrum than usually and completely lost his game. OK, I'm
    • Actually you wouldn't believe how long it took me to come up with that bloody list, I must have changed my mind 50 times before settling on the final XV :-) Fly-half was one of the positions that caused me the most grief in fact. After much debate I was left with two - Michael Lynagh and Jonny Wilkinson - Ok, I'm English :-) (What, no Rob Andrew then??)

      Grant Fox was very overrated in my opinion. In fact the very point you mention about Wilkinson can be applied very easily to Mr Fox i.e didn't really 'cu