The Greatest XV In Rugby History Has Been Named - Ruck

The Greatest XV In Rugby History Has Been Named

The great and good of the game were asked to choose their best XV in the history of rugby – and have found no room for All Blacks legend Dan Carter.

The result was one of the most star-studded, attack-minded sides you have ever seen.

Voters selected a team filled with sublime talent – and notable absentees including Carter, Sergio Parisse, JPR Williams, Jason Leonard, Bryan Habana and Paul O’Connell.


  • 15. Serge Blanco (France)
  • 14. Jonah Lomu (New Zealand)
  • 11. David Campese (Australia)
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Did you know: In September 2009, Lomu took part in an amateur bodybuilding contest, finishing second in two categories
Honourable mentions: Bryan Habana (South Africa), Doug Howlett (New Zealand), Shane Williams (Wales), Jason Robinson (England), JPR Williams (Wales)


  • 13. Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)
  • 12. Tim Horan (Australia)
Brian O'Driscoll
Did you know: O’Driscoll was chosen as Player of the Tournament in the 2006, 2007 and 2009 RBS Six Nations Championships.
Honourable mentions: Jeremy Guscott (England), Will Greenwood (England), Frank Bunce (New Zealand), Phillipe Sella (France), Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand), Brian Lima (Samoa)


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