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Lawrence Dallaglio chooses between Carter and Wilkinson, picks neither

9 NICK FARR-JONES (AUS): Gets in before Joost van der Westhuizen. Farr-Jones could be a brilliant link man, or an extra forward and he was an awesome wind-up merchant. Slippery Nick, not a bad bloke at all

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1 JASON LEONARD (ENG): People might say, ‘ah, Lawrence liked Leonard and put him in his World team’ but how can you get 115 caps, play in three decades, two World Cup finals and not be a pretty extraordinary player?

2 SEAN FITZPATRICK (NZ): To do it for as long as he did it, in a country where the scrutiny is intense and every mistakes is seized upon, that takes something special. Defined the role of the modern hooker

3 OLO BROWN (NZ): When the All Blacks had Dowd, Fitzpatrick and Brown in their front, they only ever went in one direction, forward. Brown was an awesome player, a truly brilliant scrummager

4 MARTIN JOHNSON (ENG – captain): About 10 years ago, I said Johnson and John Eales would be my second-row forwards in a World XV. Nothing has changed. Farr Jones, Fitzpatrick and Eales and Johnno would still be my captain

5 JOHN EALES (AUS): He could dominate the lineout, make plenty of tackles, maintain an unbelievable workrate, kick goals and remain the calmest person on the pitch. Great foward and great leader

6 RICHARD HILL (ENG): It is unusual not to have a Springbok in my World XV but was Francois Pienaar better than Hill? Not in my opinion. The thing about Hill is that even at the highest level, he didn’t make mistakes

8 ZINZAN BROOKE (NZ): So talented, so physical, such a great understanding of the game and so bloody competitive

7 MICHAEL JONES (NZ): He had everything. Quick, athletic, skilful, brave, and a great team player. There have been some great No 7s; Winterbottom, Back, George Smith, Richie McCaw but none as good as Jones.