"Farrell or Wilkinson" - Sir Ian McGeechan includes Maro Itoje in his all-time England XV - Ruck

“Farrell or Wilkinson” – Sir Ian McGeechan includes Maro Itoje in his all-time England XV

Writing in The Telegraph, Sir Ian McGeechan has selected his all-time England hybrid XV with only one currently player being selected.

“You would have to put Jonny ahead of Owen Farrell because, while they were similar players, I think Jonny really broke the mould,” wrote the legendary Lions coach.

“A bit like the Premier League vs the old First Division, there is a line there and people only seem to remember back to it. 

“In fact, the more pertinent date is probably 1995 and the advent of professionalism. Rugby before then was very different and it is difficult to compare players of that era to the ultra-fit, versatile athletes of today – although there were exceptionally talented players from before that time who would have thrived in any era.”

You can read his full article by clicking here.

#BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Jason Robinson
  • 14. David Duckham
  • 11. Rory Underwood
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#CENTRES:

  • 13. Jeremy Guscott
  • 12. Will Greenwood
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