Battle of the Rugby World Cup players
I don't know if there will be enough interest in this to make it worthwhile running it, but if I was afraid of failure I wouldn't be an English sports fan, now would I? In any case if NRL & AFL can run one surely god's own code deserves one?
I dunno how many players we'll need, 16, 24 or 32 would seem the most logical number, depending on uptake.
Anyway, nominate as many as you want, but I'll arbitrarily impose a limit of 4 secondings to prevent any hogging of the list. Only stipulation is that the nominees must've competed for Bill (or the William Webb Ellis Trophy to give him his full title). Who do you think raised their game for the biggest stage of all?
All clear? Right, to kick things off I'll nominate:
Jonah Lomu (New Zealand)
Michael Jones (New Zealand)
Sean Fitzpatrick (New Zealand)
John Eales (Australia)
David Campese (Australia)
Tim Horan (Australia)
Martin Johnson (England)
Francois Pienaar (South Africa)
Serge Blanco (France)