Following the nominees for World Player of the Year, the 2021 World XV has been named – and fans seem to hate it.
Antoine Dupont (France), Maro Itoje (England), Michael Hooper and Samu Kerevi (both Australia) have been selected.
Those players were put forward by a selection panel made up of Maggie Alphonsi (England), Fiona Coghlan (Ireland), Thierry Dusautoir (France), George Gregan (Australia), Richie McCaw (New Zealand), Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland), Melodie Robinson (New Zealand), John Smit (South Africa), and Clive Woodward (England).
Below, we look at the team that has been reported to be in their ‘dream XV’ with a number of big names such as Siya Kolisi and Alun Wyn Jones missing out.
2021 World XV:
- 15. Willie le Roux (South Africa)
- 14. Makazole Mapimpi (South Africa)
- 11. Rieko Ioane (New Zealand)
- 13. Lukhanyo Am (South Africa)
- 12. Samu Kerevi (Australia)