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Dan Carter included four Six Nations legends in his rugby dream team


4. Paul O’Connell (Ireland)

A towering figure in Irish rugby, O’Connell’s leadership and physicality make him an integral part of the pack.

5. Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

Renowned for his athleticism and lineout skills, Retallick adds versatility to Carter’s dream team.


6. Schalk Burger (South Africa)

A fierce competitor on and off the field, Burger’s mindset and toughness make him a formidable presence in the back-row.

Carter on Burger: ““A real competitor and absolute top bloke off the field as well. His mindset was a little bit different when he was out there competing. That just made him such a tough opponent to come up against.”

7. Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

Carter’s old mate and a true leader, McCaw’s legacy includes back-to-back World Cups, defining an era in All Blacks rugby.

Carter on McCaw: “I learnt a lot from playing alongside my old mate. A real leader and took us to back-to-back World Cups. Thank God I was never on the opposite side!”

8. Thierry Dusautoir (France)

Known for stellar performances in crucial moments, Dusautoir’s impact in World Cup games earns him a spot in Carter’s dream team.

Carter on Dusautoir: “He had some blinding games in big moments — none more so than in the 2007 and 2011 World Cup games against the All Blacks.”

Quiz! Can you name the 20 most-capped men’s England players?

Several of these individuals have participated, or are presently participating, in the contemporary era of rugby.

Can you identify how many of the top 20 most-capped England rugby players you can name?

We’ve supplied the total number of caps and their respective playing positions for each player. Your task is simply to complete their surnames.

You have a 5-minute window to attempt to guess all 20 players.