The greatest England rugby XV ever as public vote results announced - Ruck

The greatest England rugby XV ever as public vote results announced

The results are in and you have chosen your greatest England rugby XV of all time.

There was a huge response to our poll, with around 20,000 people making their selections in each position from our shortlist.

Some legends were runaway winners, while in other areas of the team it was a real close call.

The two players who were well clear of the chasing pack were Martin Johnson and Jonny Wilkinson, who both received 97 per cent of the vote at fly-half and lock respectively.

So here it this then below, your chosen side

Greatest England rugby XV:


  • Fullback: JASON ROBINSON (94% of the vote) – The speedster was a menace whatever number was on his back, a bewildering opponent, a man seemingly able to sidestep in mid-air, with pace and nerve and vision, tough in the tackle, intelligent in his use of angles and selfless when it came to creating openings for teammates.
  • Winger: JOSH LEWSEY (56%): His physical prowess was matched with a determination to constantly improve and a wonderful ability to read the game in front of him
  • Winger: RORY UNDERWOOD (55%) – England’s highest try scorer, with 49, and a player of undeniable attacking class


  • Centre: JEREMY GUSCOTT (69%) – The Prince of Centres,’ was how Guscott was described by Clive Woodward. And he wasn’t wrong.
  • Centre: WILL GREENWOOD (66%) – Everything you could want in a modern day inside centre and more. He is sorely missed.