4. Simon Shaw – Shawsy is one of the best I’ve played with. A fantastic pro with great hands and great aerial prowess – and a great bloke as well.
5. Chris Jack – A world class lock who would make an ideal partnership with Shawsy. He has ability like no other lock I’ve seen.
6. Schalk Burger – A player who shows absolutely no regard for his body. He is just so incredibly physical and it is so tough playing against him.
7. Richie McCaw – The thing that has stood out for me is his decision-making at the breakdown, knowing when to compete for the ball, to clear out or to get back in the line, he always makes the right decision and he’s been doing it for years.
8. Lawrence Dallaglio – There were a number of competitors but I’ve got to show a bit of loyalty to Lawrence. He’d be captain in this team, his leadership was incredible and was someone I really looked up to coming through at Wasps.