Monday 18 December 2017

English paper selects three Irish players in their all-time Five/Six nations XV

Three legend of Irish rugby have been selected in the Daily Telegraph's all-time Five/Six Nations team.

Included in the stellar lineup was Brian O'Driscoll at outside centre, Keith Woods at hooker and Willie John McBride in the second row.

At full-back, French legend Serge Blanco is selected with Wales legend Gerald Davies and England flyer David Duckham on the wings.

O'Driscoll is joined in the centre alongside diminutive French star Philippe Sella.

Jonny Wilkinson was the choice at flyhalf with Wales and Lions great Gareth Edwards partnering him in the half-backs.

'The Mighty Mouse' Ian McLauchlan of Scotland was chosen as the loosehead prop while Wales' 70's star Graham Price was on the other side of the front row.

Keith Wood scored 15 tries for Ireland which remains a world record for a hooker. Photo: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Keith Wood scored 15 tries for Ireland which remains a world record for a hooker. Photo: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Former Lions captain Willie John McBride taken during the tour to South Africa in 1974.

Willie John McBride was joined by England World Cup winner Martin Johnson in the second row.

The back row consisted of England's Richard Hill, Jean-Pierre Rives of France and Wales' Mervyn Davies.

Interestingly, no current players make the side.

Online Editors

Promoted Links

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport