Michael Lynagh's All-Time England XV

Michael Lynagh’s Selects His All-Time England XV

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.

1. Jason Leonard
“The first Englishman to win 100 international caps. Leonard rode the professional transition and won Grand Slams, a World Cup and a Lions tour. Incredible durability for a front row forward.”

2. Brian Moore
“The gnarly hooker was known as the pitbull. Moore was never afraid of backing out of confrontation and was a great leader.”

3. Jeff Probyn
A perfect technique allowed Probyn to dominate bigger opposition in the scrum. Probyn set the standard for many props who followed in his path.

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