Rugby World Cup Best XV

#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
pot_aussie said:
Only the most one-eyed England supporter would try to suggest that Robinson had a better World Cup than Montgomery. He got injured remember..??
I don't like Percy on principle. I'd pick you ahead of him :)
 
#7
pot_aussie said:
Only the most one-eyed England supporter would try to suggest that Robinson had a better World Cup than Montgomery. He got injured remember..??
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.
 

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#8
Praetorian said:
pot_aussie said:
Only the most one-eyed England supporter would try to suggest that Robinson had a better World Cup than Montgomery. He got injured remember..??
I don't like Percy on principle. I'd pick you ahead of him :)
He does have nice highlights.
 
#9
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#10
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!!
 
#11
lsquared said:
Thomas 15
Jones 14
Shanklin 13
Hook 12
Williams 11
Jones 10
Phillips 9
Horseman 3
Thomas 2
Jenkins 1
Sidoli 4
Cockbain 5
Williams 7
Owen 8
Jones 6
and my old granny to manage them!.........














.......and she's dead.
 
#12
lsquared said:
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!!
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
 
#13
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
 

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