John Barclay names his dream team, including his England back-row ‘idol’

HALFBACKS

Stephen Jones (Wales), Dwayne Peel (Wales)

“I have gone with Peel and Stephen Jones as my half-back pairing. For me, they have been two of the best players in the Guinness Six Nations era.”


FRONT-ROW

Gethin Jenkins (Wales), Keith Wood (Ireland), Phil Vickery (England)

“The perfect modern-day prop. Jenkins was as fit as anything, he could carry and he was really good over the ball. I didn’t play against Wood but he was one of my heroes growing up. Tight-head is not the most exciting position to talk about but Phil was just always there and proved such a reliable presence with England and the Lions”

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