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“Over 200,000 votes” – BBC Readers select all-time World Cup XV


With over 130,000 votes, Martin Johnson, England’s World Cup-winning captain from 2003, gets in at number four.null

5. JOHN EALES (Australia)

Another two-time World Cup winner, Australia’s John Eales, joins Johnson in the front row.

6. FRANCOIS PIENAAR (South Africa)

South Africa’s 1995 World Cup-winning captain Francois Pienaar joins the team at flanker.

7. Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

No shocks here. Richie McCaw is still the only man to have captained two World Cup-winning sides and he is still the all-time most-capped player in international Test rugby, having played 148 games for New Zealand. 

8. ZINZAN BROOKE (New Zealand)

The extremely powerful and skilful Zinzan Brooke was the number eight for the All Blacks during their 1987 triumph and he’s been selected by voters for this team.