Lawrence Dallaglio snubs Jonny Wilkinson from his all-time best XV

HALFBACKS:

  • Fly-half: MICHAEL LYNAGH (Australia): 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
  • Scrum-half: NICK FARR-JONES (Australia): 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.

FRONT-ROW:

  • Loosehead-prop: JASON LEONARD (England): 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?
  • Hooker: SEAN FITZPATRICK (New Zealand): 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.
  • Tighthead-prop: OLO BROWN (New Zealand): 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.
Jason leonard

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