Friday, February 12, 2010

My Super XV

So Wynne Gray has selected his top Super rugby team from the NZ franchises since it started.  He has some odd selections but some I agree with.  I couldn't resist naming my own team.  So here 'tis:

1.  Craig Dowd
2.  Sean Fitzpatrick
3.  Carl Hayman
4.  Ian Jones
5.  Robin Brooke
6.  Michael Jones
7.  Richie McCaw
8.  Zinzan Brooke
9.  Justin Marshall
10. Dan Carter
11. Rupeni Caucaunibuca
12. Walter Little
13.  Tana Umaga
14.  Jonah Lomu
15.  Christian Cullen

Some tough calls - close runs from Frank Bunce, Doug Howlett (who would get in if the selection criteria was changed to NZ eligible players), Olo Brown, Ali Williams and Aaron Mauger who was a grossly underrated player at all levels.  Actually, 2nd V was the one position, there little depth in when I looked at players across the period in question.


Rhett said...

If only you could pick results on Virtual Super Rugby this well.

BJ said...

I know, its a gift.

Are you saying you agree with my decade team?!?!

Rhett said...

For the most part. I'd drop Robin Brooke for Ali Williams, a more dynamic locking partner for the steady Ian Jones. Also, I think the front row would feel more comfortable without Brooke behind them.