WATCH | When Neil Back became one of the few to hit Jonah Lomu backwards - Ruck

WATCH | When Neil Back became one of the few to hit Jonah Lomu backwards

Emerging England flanker Neil Back becomes one of the only players to not just tackle but hit New Zealand wing Jonah Lomu backwards during the match in November 1997 at the McAlpine Stadium in Huddersfield.


The Team Voted The Greatest England XV

With the 2019 Rugby World Cup now under a year away in Japan, Sky Sports wanted to know what you think the best-ever England XV from the World Cup era is.

And after 30,000 votes, here is the team fans selected. There are one or two surprise inclusions.

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.Embed from Getty Images

Winger: JOSH LEWSEY (56%)

A player reborn after joining the armed forces and playing for Wasps simultaneously; his physical prowess was matched with a determination to constantly improve and a wonderful ability to read  the game in front of him.Embed from Getty Images

Centre: JEREMY GUSCOTT (69%)

The Prince of Centres,’ was how Guscott was described by Clive Woodward. And he wasn’t wrong.Embed from Getty Images


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