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

#SECOND-ROW:

  • 4. Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)
  • 5. Tadhg Beirne (Ireland)

Monye said:  There are honourable mentions at lock for Wales duo Adam Beard and Will Rowlands, Ireland’s James Ryan and England’s Jonny Hill.”

Eben Etzebeth of South Africa during the Autumn Nations Match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on 20 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

#BACK-ROW:

  • 6. Courtney Lawes (England)
  • 7. Josh van der Flier (Ireland)
  • 8. Caelan Doris (Ireland)

Monye on Lawes: “How good was he? At the end of the match in Sydney he was on one knee, knowing that England had won. He couldn’t get up. There is no better sight for team-mates when they see their captain doing the very thing he wants you all to do. He emptied the tank.”

Courtney Lawes, Captain of England celebrates after winning during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

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