No Richie McCaw. No Dan Carter. No Jonah Lomu. Welsh rugby scribe Stephen Jones is at it again.
The veteran opinion writer as selected his all-time rugby XV in a piece for the Times Online and he has some interesting selections, or more noteworthy omissions.
“To leave out Jonah Lomu is a painful experience, especially since Lomu was almost untackleable in the 1995 World Cup, and remains the biggest nightmare for defenders that the game has ever seen,” Jones wrote after picking Campese on his left wing.
“But through no fault of his own, he was reduced considerably in power after that, whereas Campese played 101 Tests for the Wallabies and scored 64 tries, as well as adding a whole barrage of further delights in matches for the Barbarians.”
Stepehen Jones XV: