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Adam Jones includes England legend Jason Leonard in his all-time greatest front-row

Fly-half: Jonathan ‘Jiffy’ Davies (Wales)

Jonathan Davies, fondly known as ‘Jiffy,’ was a maestro at the fly-half position. His exceptional kicking, playmaking abilities, and astute decision-making on the field made him a pivotal figure in any team he played for. Davies’ rugby intelligence and leadership qualities made him a natural choice for the crucial fly-half role.

Scrum-half: Sean Long. (England)

Long, a versatile and unpredictable rugby league star, brought flair and creativity to the game. Known for his quick thinking, precise passing, and tactical kicking, Long added a strategic dimension to the team’s play. His dynamic style of play and ability to control the tempo of the game set him apart as one of the best in his position.

Jones said: “I’m not sure what position he’d bee in rugby union. Coaches with me at Harlequins and he’s absolutely bonkers.”

Prop: Jason Leonard (England)

Leonard, a stalwart in the front row, was a cornerstone of the English scrum. Renowned for his strength, technique, and work ethic, Leonard’s presence in the prop position brought stability and dominance to the set-piece. His longevity and commitment to the game earned him a well-deserved reputation as one of the greatest props in rugby history.

Hooker: Sean Fitzpatrick (New Zealand)

Fitzpatrick, the legendary New Zealand hooker, was a symbol of excellence in the front row. A master of the lineout, Fitzpatrick’s accuracy and leadership qualities made him a linchpin in the All Blacks’ pack. His durability, physicality, and commitment to the game set the standard for hookers around the world.

Prop: Olo Brown (New Zealand)

Brown, a formidable presence in the front row, anchored the scrum with power and precision. His technical proficiency, scrummaging prowess, and work rate made him a key player in the New Zealand forward pack. Brown’s contributions to the set-piece laid the foundation for the All Blacks’ success during his playing days.