13. Jeremy Guscott: “You could make an argument for the two Wills – Carling and Greenwood – at centre but you can’t leave Jerry Guscott out.”
12. Mike Catt: “Catt’s dynamic range of skills allowed him to to play in four different positions along England’s backline. Adaptability and intelligence never better displayed than at the 2003 World Cup.”
10. Jonny Wilkinson: “Obvious highlight was the winning drop-goal against Australia in 2003, but Wilkinson was arguably the game’s greatest player in the build-up to that tournament, which is rarely said of an Englishman in any sport.”
9. Matt Dawson: “The prototype scrum-half bossed arguably England’s greatest ever pack. Dawson provided consistent service and always managed England’s game efficiently.