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“The game’s greatest player” – Michael Lynagh names his all-time England XV

HALFBACKS:

10. Jonny Wilkinson: “Obvious highlight was the winning drop-goal against Australia in 2003, but Wilkinson was arguably the game’s greatest player in the build-up to that tournament, which is rarely said of an Englishman in any sport.”

9. Matt Dawson: “The prototype scrum-half bossed arguably England’s greatest ever pack. Dawson provided consistent service and always managed England’s game efficiently.

FRONT-ROW:

1. Jason Leonard: “The first Englishman to win 100 international caps. Leonard rode the professional transition and won Grand Slams, a World Cup and a Lions tour. Incredible durability for a front row forward.”

2. Brian Moore: “The gnarly hooker was known as the pitbull. Moore was never afraid of backing out of confrontation and was a great leader.”

3. Jeff Probyn: “A perfect technique allowed Probyn to dominate bigger opposition in the scrum. Probyn set the standard for many props who followed in his path.”

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