Lawrence Dallaglio chooses between Carter and Wilkinson, picks neither - Ruck

Lawrence Dallaglio chooses between Carter and Wilkinson, picks neither

England legend Lawrence Dallaglio has picked his all-time rugby XV for the Times.

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He discussed the outstanding players he has played with and observed over the years. Then, he decided to assemble his ultimate all-time rugby XV.

Interestingly, despite including Jonny Wilkinson in his all-time England XV, the 2003 World Cup hero was left out of his World XV, as was New Zealand’s Dan Carter.

Check out his complete selection below.

15 CHRISTIAN CULLEN (NZ): Comes down to Cullen or Serge Blanco. While Blanco might have been a great player for a longer period, Cullen’s best years were sensational

14 DAVID CAMPESE (AUS): Wasn’t always generous in his comments about England but he was a great player and, really, he walks into the team

13 JERRY GUSCOTT (ENG): The way Jerry could accelerate onto a pass made him unique in my eyes. One of those players with the ability to do something that changed a game

12 FRANK BUNCE (NZ): Lots of people will say ‘how can you not pick Tim Horan at No 12?’ Horan was a great player, a better attacker than Bunce but I loved Bunce’s physicality

11 JONAH LOMU (NZ): If only for the matches he played against England, he would get in, but Lomu played plenty of other great matches.

10 MICHAEL LYNAGH (AUS): Dan Carter, Jonny Wilkinson or Lynagh? I would go for Lynagh. His ability to control a game was phenomenal and he was so hard to get at