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The best XV of 2020 has been named – and it’s very ‘anti-English’


  • 10. Richie Mo’unga (New Zealand) – #15: The Super Rugby Aotearoa player of the tournament, Mo’unga also had his moments at Test level, most notably with a devastating two-try display in the 43-5 hammering of Australia on Halloween.
  • 9. Antoine Dupont (France) – #2: “If you switch off in defence for even a second, you can expect to see Dupont running off a shoulder to score.”


  • 1. Mako Vunipola (England) – #36: “The England loosehead is a player who can give his team 25 tackles and 15 carries while contributing to a strong scrum.”
  • 2. Dane Coles (New Zealand) – #14: “Arguably redefined the role of a modern hooker when he burst onto the scene. The All Black is still going strong.”
  • 3. Frans Malherbe (South Africa) – #32: “His country may not have played Test rugby in 2020, but his opponents will vouch for Malherbe’s quality.”


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