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“England’s Cristiano Ronaldo” – Joe Marler picks his rugby dream team

Joe Marler’s dream team of players he’s coached could compete with any team from any generation of rugby.

Looking back through the archives, the 31-year-old saves his praise for only the players he truly admires.

The England prop, who has played at two World Cups and toured New Zealand with the Lions in 2017, has played with or against some absolute legends down the years.

Using several interviews with various sources from down the years, we’ve formed Joe Marler’s dream team of the players based on the players he bestowed with the most acclaim.

JOE MARLER: DREAM TEAM

FRONT-ROW

1. Jason Leonard (England)
2. Rory Best (Ireland)
3. Carl Hayman (New Zealand)

Marler on Leonard: My Idol – I still pinch myself when I’m in his company. A juggernaut on the pitch and a legendary drinker and socialiser off it.”

SECOND-ROW

4. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)
5. Paul O’Connell (Ireland)

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