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    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)
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    Second Johnson.

    Nominate Johnny Wilkinson.
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    Second Lomu + Fitzpatrick.

    Nominate:

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    Seconded Michael Jones

    Nominate Michael Lynagh (Australia)

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    2nd Lynagh & Hastings

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    2nd Horan, Campese & Larkham

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    Second Lomu

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    Ok, 9 nominated & seconded and good to go so far:

    Jonah Lomu
    Michael Jones
    Sean Fitzpatrick
    David Campese
    Tim Horan
    Martin Johnson
    Michael Lynagh
    Gavin Hastings
    Stephen Larkham


    With another 11 nominated and still looking for that seconding:

    John Eales
    Francois Pienaar
    Serge Blanco
    Jonny Wilkinson
    Jason Leonard
    Keith Wood
    Chris Latham
    Grant Fox
    George Gregan
    Andrew Mehrtens
    Christophe Dominici

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    Second Wilkinson and Blanco

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