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Thomas Waldrom picks his ultimate dream XV

11. Jonah Lomu – I played with the great man at Wellington in the ITM Cup. Pretty obvious why he’s in my team.

12. Ben Smith – I know he plays at full-back but I’d like to have him in there. He knows the game really well and it’d be good to have him touch the ball as much as possible to cause chaos.

13. Casey Laulala – His all-round game makes him on of the best players I’ve played with. I also played against him in the European Cup when he was playing for Cardiff and it was a lot more enjoyable when he was in my team at Crusaders.

14. Tana Umaga – The former All Black captain was the one who looked after me when I broke through at Wellington. He had a big influence on me.

15. Christian Cullen – Completes the all-Wellington back three. His attacking abilities could win you a game out of nowhere. Sensational player.