Three England stars selected in SA rugby magazine’s World XV

The South African media set the cat among the pigeons by naming the best rugby players from the past 12 months, with not a single Scot or Welshman in the line-up.

The Sport 24 team of the year was made up of six South Africans, five New Zealanders, three England stars and one Fijian.

Back three: Beauden Barrett (New Zealand); Cheslin Kolbe (South Africa), Semi Radradra (Fiji)

CENTRES: Manu Tuilagi (England), Owen Farrell (England)

HALFBACKS: Richie Mo’unga (New Zealand), Aaron Smith (New Zealand)


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