"Happy St George's Day" - Greatest England XV of all time named - Ruck

“Happy St George’s Day” – Greatest England XV of all time named

In a recent poll, Sky Sports wanted to know what you think the best-ever England XV from the World Cup era is.

And after 30,000 votes, here is the team fans selected. There are one or two surprise inclusions.

Fullback: JASON ROBINSON (94% of the vote)

The speedster was a menace whatever number was on his back, a bewildering opponent, a man seemingly able to sidestep in mid-air, with pace and nerve and vision, tough in the tackle, intelligent in his use of angles and selfless when it came to creating openings for teammates.

Winger: RORY UNDERWOOD (56%)

Underwood, the top try scorer in England’s history, scored an impressive 49 tries in just 85 caps. His prolific nature ensures that the elder of the Underwood brothers will always be remembered for his contributions to the national team.


Centre: JEREMY GUSCOTT (69%)

The Prince of Centres,’ was how Guscott was described by Clive Woodward. And he wasn’t wrong.