"Not good enough" - Zinzan Brooke omits Carter and McCaw from his all-time XV - Ruck

“Not good enough” – Zinzan Brooke omits Carter and McCaw from his all-time XV

All Black legend Zinzan Brooke picks his greatest XV rugby union team of all time, but there is no room in his selection for Dan Carter, Richie McCaw, Martin Johnson or Jonny Wilkinson. 

Brooke played 58 tests for New Zealand, and 42 non-international matches for the All Blacks, captained Auckland Blues to Super 12 championships in 1996 and 1997 and was an influential figure in Auckland’s dominance in the National Provincial Championship during the late 1980s and 1990s.

The 56-year-old has picked eight New Zealanders in his selection along with three Frenchmen, two Australians and one player each from South Africa and Wales.

DID YOU KNOW? Zinzan Brooke has a son called Lucas, who currently plays for London Irish and England U20


  • Fullback: CHRISTIAN CULLEN (New Zealand)
  • Winger: DAVID CAMPESE (Australia)
  • Winger: JONAH LOMU (New Zealand)
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  • Centre: PHILLIPE SELLA (France)
  • Centre: JOE STANLEY (New Zealand)


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