Rugby World Cup Best XV

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  1. Now I've finished sulking, I've decided on my World Cup XV.

    1. Sheridan
    2. Smit
    3. Scelzo
    4. Shaw
    5. Matfield
    6. Smith
    7. Dusautoir
    8. Longo
    9. du Preez
    10. Hernandez
    11. Habana
    12. Contepomi
    13. Rabeni
    14. Delasau
    15. Robinson

    5x S. Africans, 4x Argentinians, 3x English, 2x Fijian, 1x French. I think this is the first time I wouldn't have included an Kiwi.

    So what are yours then?
  2. 15. Jason Robinson (Eng)
    14. Bryan Habana (SA)
    13. Stirling Mortlock (Australia)
    12. Seru Rabeni (Fiji)
    11. Josh Lewsey (Eng)
    10. Jonny Wilkinson (Eng)
    9. Fourie Du Preez (SA)
    1. Andrew Sheridan (Eng)
    2. John Smit (SA)
    3. Rodrigo Roncero (Arg)
    4. Simon Shaw (Eng)
    5. Victor Matfield (SA)
    6. George Smith (Aus)
    7. Richie McCaw (NZ)
    8. Finau Maka (Tonga)

    16. Andrew Hore (NZ) (Hooker)
    17. Carl Hayman (NZ) (Prop)
    18. Bakkies Botha (SA) (Second Row)
    19. Lewis Moody (Eng) (Back Row)
    20. George Gregan (Aus) (Scrum Half)
    21. Mathew Tait (Eng) (Centre/Wing/Fullback)
    22. Juan Hernandez (Arg) (Fly-Half)

    That'd be my World Matchday 22.
  3. I thought Sheridan was the man of the entire tournament.
  4. South Africa: Montgomery; Pietersen, Fourie, Steyn, Habana; James, Du Preez; Du Randt, Smit, Van der Linde, B Botha, Matfield, Burger, Smith, Rossouw.
    Replacements: B du Plessis, J du Plessis, Muller, Van Heerden, Pienaar, Pretorius, Olivier.

    :D :wink: :D :wink:
  5. Only the most one-eyed England supporter would try to suggest that Robinson had a better World Cup than Montgomery. He got injured remember..??
  6. I don't like Percy on principle. I'd pick you ahead of him :)
  7. Its a tricky one, do you pick the player who performed best in the team he was in? or the player who if surrounded by players of similar brilliance, would well and truly illuminate the stage.
    If the former, Percy the peroxide ponce would be your choice, but if picking an ideal world beating team and needing a full back who could make the opposition sh!t themselves seeing him join an attacking line, then its difficult NOT to choose Robinson.
  8. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    He does have nice highlights.
  9. Thomas 15
    Jones 14
    Shanklin 13
    Hook 12
    Williams 11
    Jones 10
    Phillips 9
    Horsman 3
    Thomas 2
    Jenkins 1
    Sidoli 4
    Cockbain 5
    Williams 7
    Owen 8
    Jones 6

    PS I thought about including Roncero the Argentine prop, but a little bit favouritism on my part made me stick with Horsman. In any case he can be the token Englishman in the side!!
  10. and my old granny to manage them!.........

    .......and she's dead.
  11. World Cup best XV? That isn't even the best Welsh XV if you include Horsman, who is awful, Sidoli, who is awful, and you don't include Popham, or the Jones Props, or Peel etc etc etc
  12. 15 R Lamont
    14 Haymans
    13 Mortlock
    12 Styne
    11 Habana
    10 Wilkinson
    9 Du Preez
    8 Rosseuw
    7 McCaw
    6 Collins
    5 Matfield
    4 Botha
    3 Roncero
    2 Smit
    1 Sheridan

    16 Carter
    17 Patterson
    18 Chabal
    19 Greegan
    20 White J
    21 Ibenez
    22 Conemponi