Pat Lam names his dream XV – and fans LOVE it

HALFBACKS:

  • Fly-half: Jonny Wilkinson: “There could only one person. He came through as a schoolboy at Newcastle. I remember he tackled me once and I was like, wait this young lad can hit. His dedication was second to none.”
  • Scrum-half: Gary Armstrong: “Nine was the most difficult between Dawson and Armstrong. I could never understand Armstrong due to his strong Scottish accent, but we could understand each other really well on the rugby field. Dawson can be waterboy.”

FRONT-ROW:

  • Loosehead-prop: Peter Fatialofa: “Samoa captain for many years. Unfortunately passed away recently buy an absolute legend. A real enforcer, a piano mover by day, he was a great character and player.”
  • Hooker: Sean Fitzpatrick: “A real competitor and winner. Very much demanded high standards and led the All Blacks for years.:
  • Tighthead-prop: Gary Pagel: “When I played for Newcastle me and him a had a bit of scrap. But you want a team that will be feared, and he would never take a backward step.”

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