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


  • 10. Johnny Sexton
  • 9. Kieran Hardy (Wales)

Monye on Sexton: “Captained Ireland to a series win in New Zealand. Played superbly. His importance and influence is undeniable.”


  • 1. Ellis Genge (England)
  • 2. Bongi Mbonambi (South Africa)
  • 3. Trevor Nyakane (South Africa)

Monye on Nyankane: “Tight-head prop in the second Test, loose-head in the third. That is extraordinary versatility and the Springbok scrum was powerful throughout the series. The ever-outstanding Tadhg Furlong is on the bench, meaning we have a trio of Irish front-rowers in reserve, while the likes of Wales’ Dillon Lewis, Scot Zander Fagerson and England’s Will Stuart all get a nod.”

Ellis Genge of England Rugby is tackled by Will Rowlands of Wales during the Six Nations Championship match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on February 26th 2021. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK


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