We’re at the end of the end of 2007/2008 Rugby Season and the Beginning of the 2008/2009 season. Here is my choice of World’s 1st XV.
Tight Head Prop: Tony Woodcock (New Zealand)
Hooker: Mario Ledesma (Argentina)
Loose Head Prop: Jon Smit (South Africa)
Locks: Victor Matfield (South Africa) / Ali Williams (New Zealand)
Blindside Flanker: Rocky Elsom (Australia)
Openside Flanker: Ritchie McCaw (New Zealand)
No.8: Sergio Parisse (Italy) – Vice Captain
Scrumhalf: Jean-Baptiste Elissalde (France) – Captain
Flyhalf: Dan Carter (New Zealand)
Blindside Wing: Shane Williams (Wales)
Inside Center: Juan Martin Hernandez (Argentina)
Outside Center: Jamie Noon (England)
Wing: Vincent Clerc (France)
Fullback: Cedric Heymans (France)
What say you?