- 10. Dan Carter (New Zealand) – The highest point scorer in Test match rugby and the winner of two World Cups, Dan Carter was always going to make the side. The fly-half is regarded as one of the best to have ever played the game.
- 9. Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa) – One of Springboks greatest ever stars, the scrum-half deservedly gets a spot in the side. The scrum-half, who passed away back in 2017, featured in three World Cups, helping his country to glory in 1995.
- 1. Jason Leonard (England) – The loosehead-prop gained a record-breaking 114 caps for England during his amazing 14-year international career, during which he won the 2003 World Cup. He’s the starting prop in this team.
- 2. Sean Fitzpatrick (New Zealand) – He is still regarded as one of New Zealand’s greatest ever captains and players. He won the World Cup in 1987.
- 3. Owen Franks (New Zealand) – There was a battle for the tighthead prop role in this team, but it was the two-time World Cup winner Owen Franks of New Zealand who beat out Welshman Adam Jones for the spot.