- Lock: Martin Johnson (Captain) – A good enforcer. Our captain for sure.
- Lock: Maro Itoje – The best second-row I played with. I think he’s just going to get better and better.
- Blindside-flanker: Schalk Burger (South Africa) – He’s a player I was lucky enough to play against when he was at Sarries. As a young lad I actually grew my hair to look like him.
- Openside-flanker: Richie McCaw (New Zealand) – The best flanker there’s been full stop.
- Number 8: Lawrence Dallaglio (England) – A phenomenal player for England and a phenomenal character from when I met him.