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Our World XV 2018 revealed with TWO England players selected

Flanker: David Pocock (Australia)

He has returned to rugby after a protracted sabbatical and it’s as if he hasn’t been away.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: David Pocock of Australia smiles during the Australia Captain’s Run ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final against Argentina at The Lensbury Hotel on October 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Flanker: Michael Hooper (Australia) 

It takes a special player to lead a nation at 22, as Hooper did when first being handed the Wallaby captaincy against France in 2014. The flanker has now done the job 36 times whilst racking up 89 caps in less than five years – proof of his consistency and durability.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 25: Michael Hooper and Rob Simmons of Australia celebrate after winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 25, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Number 8: Kieran Read (New Zealand)

Picture the All Blacks without Read as captain. Hard, isn’t it? Ever since he first cantered onto the international scene, the sight of the No 8 marauding down the touchline or linking play with a silken little offload has been a mainstay.

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