6. Schalk Burger – A player who shows absolutely no regard for his body. He is just so incredibly physical and it is so tough playing against him.
7. Richie McCaw – The thing that has stood out for me is his decision-making at the breakdown, knowing when to compete for the ball, to clear out or to get back in the line, he always makes the right decision and he’s been doing it for years.
8. Lawrence Dallaglio – There were a number of competitors but I’ve got to show a bit of loyalty to Lawrence. He’d be captain in this team, his leadership was incredible and was someone I really looked up to coming through at Wasps.
9. Danny Care – I just love the way he plays. The energy and the skill that he brings. Some of his footballing skills are just amazing and he’s got good chat as well.
10. Jonny Wilkinson – Another who just constantly sets the standard. Close call with Dan Carter but I have to go for Jonny because of his attitude and the way he gives his all for the cause.