Michael Lynagh names his all-time England XV – and there’s no Richard Hill

CENTRES:

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.”

HALFBACKS:

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.

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