Golden Oldies: This team of over 35’s could do serious damage…

12. Matt Giteau (36)

Blessed with enormous natural ability, has been able to turn his hand to scrum-half, fly-half and centre. Test career seemed over when he headed off to win three European Cups with Toulon but returned to sparkle at the 2015 World Cup. Still going strong in Japanese rugby.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Matt Giteau of Australia celebrates victory after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

13. Ma’a Nonu (36)

Known initially more for his braided hair and eyeliner, he added passing and kicking to his raw line-breaking power to become one of the great centres, capping his Test career with that superb World Cup final try. Now back in New Zealand after a stint in France.

11. Vereniki Goneva (37)

14. Davis Strettle (35)

15. Adam Ashley-Cooper (35)


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