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World Rugby Player and Team of the Decade Awards

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Nathan Sharpe (72)
No real surprises with Pocock the only Aussie represented.........

Men's 15s Team of the Decade: Tendai Mtawarira (RSA), Bismarck du Plessis (RSA), Owen Franks (NZL), Brodie Retallick (NZL), Sam Whitelock (NZL), David Pocock (AUS), Richie McCaw (NZL), Sergio Parisse (ITA), Conor Murray (IRE), Dan Carter (NZL), Bryan Habana (RSA), Ma'a Nonu (NZL), Brian O'Driscoll (IRE), George North (WAL), Ben Smith (NZL)

Women's 15s Team of the Decade: Rochelle Clark (ENG), Fiao'o Faamausili (NZL), Sophie Hemming (ENG), Eloise Blackwell (NZL), Tamara Taylor (ENG), Linda Itunu (NZL), Maggie Alphonsi (ENG), Safi N'Diaye (FRA), Kendra Cocksedge (NZL), Katy Daley-Mclean (ENG), Portia Woodman (NZL), Kelly Brazier (NZL), Emily Scarratt (ENG), Lydia Thompson (ENG), Danielle Waterman (ENG)


Richie McCaw and Jessy Trémoulière won the men’s and women’s player of the decade award.

https://www.rugby.com.au/news/2020/...by-team-of-the-decade-richie-mccaw-named-best
 

Derpus

Rod McCall (65)
Pfft undersized backrow. Whoever picked that team obviously based it on fantasy results....
 

Seb V

Mark Loane (55)
I think it's a pretty good representation. It's never going to be perfect.
A Smith the obvious exclusion which is a bit of a head scratcher but I see how the others got there place.

Happy to see Pocock there and agree with McCaw being the best of the decade, especially after winning 2 world cups as captain.
 
Sergio Parisse (ITA)
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footy1>31

Bill Watson (15)
Peak Pocock and Richie, wowsers. Would have been good to do a bench, Hooper surely the #20 and dare I say it Folau the #23.
 

cyclopath

Stirling Mortlock (74)
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Some NH scribes might have some issues with Franks, for one.
Pocock at 6, eh? Who knew. #notaseven ;)
 
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Brumby Runner

Tim Horan (67)
Some NH scribes might have some issues with Franks, for one.
Pocock at 6, eh? Who knew. #notaseven ;)

And #notaneight. There's quite a gap between McCaw and Hooper at 7. Not much sense still in having Poey at 6 where he rarely played during the course of a decade. Personally, I'd go with Fards, but I reckon a few NZers would have some names too to throw in.
 

Seb V

Mark Loane (55)
If Folau were a winger there is no doubt in my mind he would have made it, they may have even chucked another Pocock move and put him on the wing anyway if he wasn't a homophobe.
 

Up the Guts

Andrew Slack (58)
Julian Savea should 100% be 14.

North getting there solely on longevity which is basically a function of not having a long line of Pacific Island background genetic freaks bashing down the door for Wales.
 

Dan54

Michael Lynagh (62)
If Folau were a winger there is no doubt in my mind he would have made it, they may have even chucked another Pocock move and put him on the wing anyway if he wasn't a homophobe.

Always thought IF was a right winger, know he was good under high ball etc, but his great weakness for playing at 15 (or 13 as some suggested) or even 11 was inability to be able to pass left to right. He may of been a great at 14.
 
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