Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Rugby Onslaught's RWC 'Tier 2 XV' would be a formidable team

Read it and beg for mercy. Photo PA

With the 2015 Rugby World Cup upon, Rugby Onslaught has put its hive mind to the task of coming up with the a XV man selection made up of the best Tier 2 players - as selected for the tournament. 

Bearing in mind that includes some 248 players, we have tried to select a decent cross section, with a relatively even spread across those eight nations. That said, we haven't included any Uruguayan players (sorry Uruguay). 

While the pack selected itself to a degree, it was a case of 'whatever you're having yourself' in the backline, as the wealth of worldclass Polynesian players means you could completely replace the backline with one probably its equal.

That said the AJ McGinty was unlucky to miss out at 10, with some really strong performances for the US over the summer. 

Tier 2 XV - Rugby lineups, formations and tactics