Lawrence Dallaglio leaves Jonny Wilkinson out of his all-time XV

Former England and Wasps powerhouse Lawrence Dallaglio has picked a former goalkicking number eight in his team, along with the likes of speedy Aussies and World Cup-winning captains.

However, Dan Carter and Jonny Wilkinson were left out of his ‘perfect’ World XV for The Times.


Fullback: Christian Cullen (New Zealand) – “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.”

Winger: Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) – “If only for the matches he played against England, he would get in, but Lomu played plenty of other great matches.”

Winger: David Campese (Australia) – “Wasn’t always generous in his comments about England but he was a great player and, really, he walks into the team.”


Outside-centre: Jeremy Guscott (England) – “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.”

Inside-centre: Frank Bunce (New Zealand) – “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.”


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