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Sam Warburton includes Jonny Wilkinson in his all-time XV

Sam Warburton has selected the ‘best international team he’s faced’ XV.

The former Welsh backrow – who retired last year – named the team in his new autobiography – Open Side.

However, there was no room for two of New Zealand’s all-time greats, Dan Carter or Richie McCaw.

Sam Warburton’s best international team he’s faced:

Fullback: Israel Folau (Australia)

Israel Folau of Australia during the Quilter International Match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on November 24th 2018, (Photo: Cameron Geran/PPAUK)


Winger: Bryan Habana (South Africa)


Centre: Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)


Centre: Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand)


Winger: Julian Savea (New Zealand)


Fly-half: Jonny Wilkinson (England)

Owen Farrell Of Saracens can’t stop Jonny Wilkinson Of RC Toulon from kicking a drop goal – Photo mandatory by-line:Graeme Truby/Pinnacle – Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 – Mobile:0797 1270 681 – VAT Reg No: 768 6958 48 – 28/04/2013 – SPORT – HEINEKEN CUP – Semi Final – RUGBY – Saracens v RC Toulon, Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, England

Scrum-half: Will Genia (Australia)

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