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The42's international rugby dream team for 2015

Unfortunately no Irishmen make the cut.
Dec 30th 2015, 7:00 PM 9,929 24

ANOTHER YEAR OF international rugby has come to an end so there is no better time to unveil The42′s best XV of the last 12 months.

Obviously in a World Cup year more weight was given to performances in the autumn showpiece but we took the Six Nations and the Rugby Championship into account too.

Just a word of warning: many All Blacks feature.

15. Ben Smith

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Semi Final - South Africa v New Zealand - Twickenham Stadium Source: PA WIRE

14. Santiago Cordero

Britain Rugby WCup Argentina Australia Source: Associated Press

13. Jonathan Joseph

Rugby Union - 2015 RBS 6 Nations - England v Scotland - Twickenham Source: Mike Egerton

12. Ma’a Nonu

Britain Rugby WCup New Zealand Australia Source: Tim Ireland

11. Julian Savea

Britain Rugby WCup New Zealand Georgia Source: Associated Press

10. Dan Carter

Rugby Union - Dan Carter File Photo Source: David Davies

9. Aaron Smith

Britain Rugby WCup South Africa New Zealand Source: Associated Press

1. Marcos Ayerza

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Quarter Final - Ireland v Argentina - Millennium Stadium Source: Andrew Matthews

2. Dane Coles

Rugby Union - Team File Photos Source: David Davies

3. Sekope Kepu

France Rugby Australia Source: Associated Press

4. Alun-Wyn Jones

Britain Rugby WCup South Africa Wales Source: Matt Dunham

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5. Brodie Retallick

Britain Rugby WCup New Zealand France Source: Christophe Ena

6. Schalk Burger

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Bronze Medal Match - South Africa v Argentina - Olympic Stadium Source: PA WIRE

7. Richie McCaw

Richie McCaw Retirement File Photo Source: PA WIRE

8. David Pocock

Britain Wales Australia Rugby Source: Associated Press

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