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“He was the complete 10” – Sir Ian McGeechan Selects All-Time XV

PROPS:

Loosehead-prop: Tom Smith (Scotland) – “I just don’t think he gets anywhere near the credit he deserves. Six consecutive Lions Tests in 1997 and 2001, a talismanic figure in Scotland’s 1999 Five Nations win, a major reason Scotland were competitive at the 2003 World Cup.”

Tighthead-prop:Jason Leonard (England) – ” He played both sides of the scrum but he was more of a tighthead. Completely unflappable, Jason was never in any trouble. Technically, he was superb and temperamentally he was sound, a huge character on and off the pitch.”

HOOKER:

Hooker: Sean Fitzpatrick (New Zealand) – “He was outstanding, not just as a player but as a captain, and as a man.  His consistency was unbelievable in an international career that spanned 12 years: 92 Test appearances, including a world record 63 consecutive Test matches and 51 as captain. “

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