"No England players" - Maggie Alphonsi names her World Cup Team Of The Tournament - Ruck

“No England players” – Maggie Alphonsi names her World Cup Team Of The Tournament

Maggie Alphonsi, the former England flanker, recently unveiled her Rugby World Cup dream team, surprisingly excluding any England players from her choices.

The Rugby World Cup commenced seven weeks ago in France, where the hosts, France, started with a 27-13 victory against New Zealand. The closely contested match set the tournament’s competitive tone, defying the scoreline’s simplicity.

In a thrilling final at the Stade de France in Paris, South Africa clinched a consecutive Rugby World Cup title, defeating New Zealand 12-11. This victory allowed the Springboks to retain the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup, making it two championships in a row for South Africa, following their 2019 triumph over England in Japan.

For her complete selection, refer to The Telegraph.

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Rugby World Cup team of the tournament:


  • 15. Davit Niniashvili (Georgia)
  • 14. Mark Telea (New Zealand)
  • 11. Cheslin Kolbe (South Africa)


  • 13. Jesse Kriel (South Africa)
  • 12. Bundee Aki (Ireland)

Alphonsi on Aki: “Had a brilliant tournament right until Ireland’s exit, with two player-of-the-match awards. Looked in the form of his life. Josua Tuisova stood out for Fiji and Tomas Appleton, Portugal’s captain, was a great leader.”