Legendary commentator Bill McLaren’s all-time XV

Lock: Colin Meads (New Zealand)

New Zealand totem voted All Black of the century by Kiwi public in 1999. Played a record 133 times for his country.


Lock: Frik Du Preez (South Africa)

South African lineout expert, cultured with hands, feet and tactically aware. Won his first ten internaionals.


Blindside flanker: Zinzan Brooke 

All Black legend whose physical and tactical skills marked him out above the rest. Bagged three drop goals for the Kiwis.


Openside flanker: Fergus Slattery (Ireland)

reland and British Lions maverick, who caused chaos in Springbok ranks in the 1974 Lions tour. Quick, hard and uncompromising.


Number 8: Mervyn Davies (Wales)

Wales and British Lions legend who became the first Welsh player to reach 50 caps. Passed, kicked and ran impeccably.

Replacements: J Leonard (England), K Wood (Ireland), J Eales (Australia), I Kirkpatrick (New Zealand), N Farr-Jones (Australia), M Lynagh (Australia), M Burke (Australia).
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