Jonny Wilkinson snubs Matt Dawson from his dream rugby backline - Ruck

Jonny Wilkinson snubs Matt Dawson from his dream rugby backline

Plenty of England fans would have had Matt Dawson as their first pick in a dream backline, but Jonny Wilkinson made a different choice.

Wilkinson was asked to pick out his dream backline during a recent chat with Sky Sports.

And he picked some of the biggest names on the planet, including a trio of All Blacks legends, three Six Nations rivals and one England team-mate.

The legendary number 10 overlooked Dawson in favour of his lorry-driving Newcastle teammate Gary Armstrong.

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  • 9. Gary Armstrong (Scotland): “The sheer aggression and resilience of the guy, his sheer character meant that anything, any ball that wasn’t good enough to go out to the number ten was never going to go out to the number ten. He would deal with everything himself and that meant control of the game”
  • 10. Lynagh, Carter, Larkham, Stransky, Fox: “This is the key position for any World Cup winning team. You need guys that are going to lead and continue to do so right to the final seconds when it gets very, very tough. I can’t just pick one.”
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