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“Have they got beef?” – Matt Dawson snubs Lawrence Dallaglio

As the 20th anniversary of England’s Rugby World Cup triumph approaches, fans have been speculating about whether some of the stars of that team have “beef” with each other.

The rumours started when Matt Dawson and Lawrence Dallaglio made their dream team selections, with each player snubbing the other in their respective lineups.

In an interview on the Big Jim show, Dallaglio denied that his selection was influenced by Dawson’s snub.

One fan took to Twitter to ask, “Have they got beef? Dallaglio snubbed Dawson and England from his all-time XV.”

Another fan commented, “He seems petty. Comments that Wilkinson didn’t put him in his XV before controversially picking Owen Farrell.”

A third fan added, “Dallaglio must have a delicate ego. It’s disappointing to see him snubbing his former teammates like this.”

It remains to be seen whether these snubs are a sign of deeper animosity between the former teammates or simply a case of differing opinions on who makes the cut for an all-time XV.

Whatever the case may be, it’s clear that fans are eagerly anticipating the upcoming anniversary and hoping to see their favorite players put aside any differences to celebrate their historic victory.

Matt Dawson snubs Dallaglio from his dream England XV

England legend Matt Dawson has selected his all-time England XV for the RFU.

A number of big names miss out, with Mike Tindall, Neil Back and Lawrence Dallaglio among the absentees.

Read on to see Matt Dawson’s all-time England XV.

Matt Dawson’s all-time England XV:


  • 15. Jason Robinson
  • 14. Rory Underwood
  • 11. Ben Cohen


  • 13. Jeremy Guscott
  • 12. Manu Tuilagi
Manu Tuilagi of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK