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Jonny Wilkinson makes Paul O’Connell’s star-studded dream team


  • 4. Victor Matfield (South Africa)
  • 5. Martin Johnson (England)

O’Connell on Matfield: “I tried not to fear any opponent, but any international second-row will tell you that Matfield had the ability to destroy your lineout. He’s the best lineout operator I played against. He very rarely made any mistakes.”

O’Connell on Johnson: “He had a presence.  He was a fabulous player, absolutely someone to be admired.”


  • 6. Richard Hill (England)
  • 7. Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
  • 8. Zinzan Brooke (New Zealand)

O’Connell on Hill: “He was a guy who always led by example rather than with his words.”


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