Rugby World Cup | Team of the semi-finals

England dominates our XV this week after their superb Rugby World Cup win over New Zealand to earn a place in the final.

Fullback |Elliot Daly (England) –Made the break for Tuilagi’s try, leaving Mo’unga for dust. So much better as the last line of defence than last week and a trusty left boot. 

Winger | Josh Adam (Wales) –Not exactly a game for wingers to shine but Adams did what he could with ball in hand and his try means he tops the try-scoring charts at this World Cup with six

Centre | Manu Tuilagi (England) – His best game for England, a constant threat in attack and stifled New Zealand’s wide play with his clever defence. A world-class performance.

Centre |Damien de Allende (South Africa) – England will be wary of the centre’s power. Easily the pick of the Bok backs. 

Winger | Anthony Watson (England) – A stunning performance, looking so bright down the right. Another who excelled defensively. 

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Fly-half | Handre Pollard (South Africa) –The match-winner with his place-kicking and break for the try. Very influential.

Scrum-half | Faf de Klerk (South Africa) –Will box kick anything – relatives, endangered species, vehicles. Seven kicks inside the first 20 minutes, he finished with 19. Superb tap tackle on North.

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