"Only two England players" - Ugo Monye picks his controversial World XV - Ruck

“Only two England players” – Ugo Monye picks his controversial World XV

Focusing on the summer tours involving the home nations, the Rugby Union Weekly team of Chris Jones and Ugo Monyepicked their World XV – and bench – based on the past few weekends.

Hear them explain their choices on the latest episode of the podcast.


  • 15. Hugo Keenan (Ireland)
  • 14. Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales)
  • 11. Emiliano Boffelli (Argentina)

Monye on Rees-Zammit: “After a disappointing Six Nations he was back to his best. He showed what a world-class finisher he is with limited ball and limited opportunity.”


  • 13. Lukhanyo Am (South Africa)
  • 12. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)

Monye on Henshaw: “He is nailed-on. He is the ‘domestique’ type of rugby player who just gets on with his job. Defensively he is so abrasive, and he fulfils the simple tasks in attack. He rarely makes mistakes both sides of the ball.”


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