England legend Jeremy Guscott recently picked his all-time dream team, singling these five out for specific praise.
Hailed as “The Prince of Centres” by former England coach Clive Woodward, played his entire career for his hometown side Bath, becoming a legend with fans as the side forged a name as one of the heavyweights of the pre-professional era.
Guscott’s languid running style, deceptively quick and always aware of a gap or support runner, made him an effective weapon in attack and he exemplified the creative nature that shines in the most accomplished No.13s for both England and the Lions.
Check out which players Guscott rated very highly during his career:
5. Michael Jones (New Zealand)
Jeremy Guscott said: “He was one of those remarkable athletes who did everything supremely well and made it look easy. He is one of the all time great openside flankers, and it was fitting when he scored the first ever try in a Rugby World Cup in the opening game of the 1987 tournament against Italy. He is also a man of great integrity, who gained admiration for sticking to his religious beliefs and not playing on Sundays.”