Team of the tournament



  • My team :

    1. Moody (NZ)

    2. Latu (Aus)

    3. Sinckler (Eng)

    4. Etzebeth (SA)

    5. Wyn-Jones (Wal)

    6. Curry (Eng)

    7. Du Toit (SA)

    8. Vermeulen (SA)

    9. Smith (NZ)

    10. Pollard (SA)

    11. Radrada (Fiji)

    12. Farrell (Eng)

    13. Lafaele (Jpn)

    14. Kolbe (SA)

    15. Barrett (NZ)

    16. Horie (Jpn)

    17. Mtawarira (SA)

    18. Figallo (Arg)

    19. Lawes (Eng)

    20. Savea (NZ)

    21. Nagare (Jpn)

    22. N'Tamack (Fra)

    23. Adams (Wal)



  • @cgrant not Goodhue at 12?



  • Du Toit is a blindside flanker. Are you playing him at openside?



  • @shark I assumed he was using the saffa numbering system and shifting Curry to open?



  • Curry and Underhill were playing right and left and not blind and open. So I considered Curry as an openside and PSdT as a blindside, but I kept the numbers they had on their jerseys.
    At Bones : I have written days ago that I had abandonned the idea of Goodhue at 12. 😠



  • @cgrant yeah straight after naming Goodhue at 12! I'm hardly going to let go of that easy bait 😁



  • 1 Moody (NZ)
    2 Owens (Wales)
    3 Sinkler (England)
    4 Wyn Jones (Wales)
    5 Itoje (England)
    6 Savea (NZ)
    7 Underhill (England)
    8 Vermeulen (SA)
    9 De Klerk (SA)
    10 Pollard (SA)
    11 Adams (Wales)
    12 Leinert-Brown (NZ)
    13 Tuilagi (England)
    14 Kolbe (SA)
    15 Beauden Barrett (NZ)
    16 Marx (SA)
    17 Mtawarira (SA)
    18 Malherbe (SA)
    19 Scott Barrett (NZ)
    20 Curry (England)
    21 Nagare (Japan)
    22 N'Tarmack (France)
    23 Matsushima (Japan)



  • Radradra should be in there. He has terrified every team he played against, particularly Australia and Wales. Itoje had one great game but went missing in the final. Owens is a warrior but does not set the world on fire. Latu was outstanding in every of his outings.



  • I'd have Savea starting and ALB on teh bench.

    Apart from that, pretty good choice.



  • @sparky said in Team of the tournament:

    1 Moody (NZ)
    2 Owens (Wales)
    3 Sinkler (England)
    4 Wyn Jones (Wales)
    5 Itoje (England)
    6 Savea (NZ)
    7 Underhill (England)
    8 Vermeulen (SA)
    9 De Klerk (SA)
    10 Pollard (SA)
    11 Adams (Wales)
    12 Leinert-Brown (NZ)
    13 Tuilagi (England)
    14 Kolbe (SA)
    15 Beauden Barrett (NZ)
    16 Marx (SA)
    17 Mtawarira (SA)
    18 Malherbe (SA)
    19 Scott Barrett (NZ)
    20 Curry (England)
    21 Nagare (Japan)
    22 N'Tarmack (France)
    23 Matsushima (Japan)

    Scott Barrett? I assume you have him in as a lock.
    You'd pick him ahead of Lood de Jager? Ahead of Etzebeth, Mostert and RG Snyman?

    Or if you have picked him as loosie... you'd pick him ahead of PSDT?

    I am clearly biased, but based on this tournament alone, I'd say most of the Bok tight 5 (both of them πŸ™‚ ) would be pretty strong contenders to make a team of the tournament.



  • @Billy-Webb said in Team of the tournament:

    @sparky said in Team of the tournament:

    1 Moody (NZ)
    2 Owens (Wales)
    3 Sinkler (England)
    4 Wyn Jones (Wales)
    5 Itoje (England)
    6 Savea (NZ)
    7 Underhill (England)
    8 Vermeulen (SA)
    9 De Klerk (SA)
    10 Pollard (SA)
    11 Adams (Wales)
    12 Leinert-Brown (NZ)
    13 Tuilagi (England)
    14 Kolbe (SA)
    15 Beauden Barrett (NZ)
    16 Marx (SA)
    17 Mtawarira (SA)
    18 Malherbe (SA)
    19 Scott Barrett (NZ)
    20 Curry (England)
    21 Nagare (Japan)
    22 N'Tarmack (France)
    23 Matsushima (Japan)

    Scott Barrett? I assume you have him in as a lock.
    You'd pick him ahead of Lood de Jager? Ahead of Etzebeth, Mostert and RG Snyman?

    Or if you have picked him as loosie... you'd pick him ahead of PSDT?

    I am clearly biased, but based on this tournament alone, I'd say most of the Bok tight 5 (both of them πŸ™‚ ) would be pretty strong contenders to make a team of the tournament.

    Or Lawes?



  • @sparky said in Team of the tournament:

    1 Moody (NZ)
    2 Owens (Wales)
    3 Sinkler (England)
    4 Wyn Jones (Wales)
    5 Itoje (England)
    6 Savea (NZ)
    7 Underhill (England)
    8 Vermeulen (SA)
    9 De Klerk (SA)
    10 Pollard (SA)
    11 Adams (Wales)
    12 Leinert-Brown (NZ)
    13 Tuilagi (England)
    14 Kolbe (SA)
    15 Beauden Barrett (NZ)
    16 Marx (SA)
    17 Mtawarira (SA)
    18 Malherbe (SA)
    19 Scott Barrett (NZ)
    20 Curry (England)
    21 Nagare (Japan)
    22 N'Tarmack (France)
    23 Matsushima (Japan)

    Lienert-Brown was good when he was selected as a centre. His only game as a 2nd Five was against England and it wasn't his best.



  • Dayglo's take

    Lawrence Dallaglio's team of the Rugby World Cup

    1. Liam Williams (WAL), 14 Kotaro Matsushima (JAP) 13. Jack Goodhue (NZ), 12. Owen Farrell (ENG), 11. Semi Radradra (FIJ), 10. George Ford (ENG), 9. Faf de Klerk (SA), 1. Mako Vunipola (ENG), 2. Bongi Mbonambi (SA), 3. Kyle Sinckler (ENG), 4. Maro Itoje (ENG), 5. Franco Mostert (SA), 6. Tom Curry (ENG), 7. Justin Tipuric (WAL), 8. Michael Leitch (JAP)

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/lawrence-dallaglios-rugby-world-cup-17175478?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wales_rugby&fbclid=IwAR0ZVSkFS0sBW0AhrNHxyg9DpiUMeSHS2gmuFoxAvTMVueZuIGEalm8-540



  • Blimey, that's out there. Mako I thought didn't do much and no PSDT ...



  • @MiketheSnow
    3 saffas and one kiwi to 6 poms and 2 taffs. No bias there.



  • @mofitzy_ I'd pick any of the top 4 sides to take care of that one.



  • @MiketheSnow

    I sincerely hope Dayglo is a selector, no make that the chief and sole selector, for the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour of SA.

    Will make the Boks task so much easier.



  • @MiketheSnow
    Reminds me of the BBC's (IIRC) "Greatest XV of the 20th Century" which had Rob Andrew at 10....

    Yes, really.



  • @Victor-Meldrew said in Team of the tournament:

    @MiketheSnow
    Reminds me of the BBC's (IIRC) "Greatest XV of the 20th Century" which had Rob Andrew at 10....

    Yes, really.

    πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚



  • @cgrant didnt he only play 1 game in the RWC at 13? v SA?



  • @sparky thought the Japanese hooker was the standout No2 by some distance, he was very impressive.



  • @Billy-Webb Etzebeth and Mosert were both superb. Mosert was excellent off the bench in the final.

    Scott Barrett makes my team for his superb performance against the Boks.



  • @pooler-fan said in Team of the tournament:

    @sparky thought the Japanese hooker was the standout No2 by some distance, he was very impressive.

    The Wallabies were mediocre but Latu, their hooker, was very impressive, making the hard yards systematically. His workrate was incredible and his LO throws faultless.
    I don't understand the ones who have taken Owens in their top XV. He's no world beater IMO, just sound and solid.
    The Uruguay halfback was excellent and is worth a mention. I did not pick Faf de Klerk because his box kicks were terrible.



  • Opta stats Team - A few tweets starting from here

    1. Joe Moody (All Blacks)

    2. Shota Horie (Japan)

    3. Kyle Sinckler (England)

    4. Maro Itoje (England)

    5. Kane Le'aupepe (Manu Samoa)

    6. Chris Vui (Manu Samoa)

    7. Pieter Labuschagne (Japan)

    8. Kazuki Himeno (Japan)

    9. Gareth Davies (Wales)

    10. Richie Mo'unga (All Blacks)

    11. Semi Radradra (Fiji)

    12. Anton Lienert-Brown (All Blacks)

    13. Manu Tuilagi (England)

    14. Kotaro Matsushima (Japan)

    15. Beauden Barrett (All Blacks)



  • @Machpants said in Team of the tournament:

    Opta stats Team - A few tweets starting from here

    1. Joe Moody (All Blacks)

    2. Shota Horie (Japan)

    3. Kyle Sinckler (England)

    4. Maro Itoje (England)

    5. Kane Le'aupepe (Manu Samoa)

    6. Chris Vui (Manu Samoa)

    7. Pieter Labuschagne (Japan)

    8. Kazuki Himeno (Japan)

    9. Gareth Davies (Wales)

    10. Richie Mo'unga (All Blacks)

    11. Semi Radradra (Fiji)

    12. Anton Lienert-Brown (All Blacks)

    13. Manu Tuilagi (England)

    14. Kotaro Matsushima (Japan)

    15. Beauden Barrett (All Blacks)

    Le'aupepe a loss?



  • Those Opta stats reminded me of my favourite moment of the pools - Lappies tipping the ball out of some Russian’s hands, telling their fly half (?) the bus was full and then strolling in for a try.


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