The Telegraph Picks Their Current World XV


Eddie Jones said this week that his England team doesn’t have any World Class players.

It’s open to debate, but according to The Telegraph, they have at least two in the shape of Saracens duo Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje. They also believe Ireland has at least two players worthy of making a World XV- Conor Murray and Jack McGrath.

Picking a World XV is a touchy subject, so bear in mind this is just an opinionated piece by the English newspaper. It sure to spark debate, but sure isn’t that what these teams are created for. A bit of pub talk.


Here’s there selection. What do you think? Where would you make changes, if any?

Telegraph World XV

15. Israel Folau
14. Ben Smith
13. Wesley Fofana
12. Owen Farrell
11. Julian Savea
10. Beauden Barrett
9. Conor Murray
8. Kieran Read
7. David Pocock
6. Jerome Kaino
5. Maro Itoje
4. Brodie Retallick
3. Owen Franks
2. Dane Coles
1. Jack McGrath

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