The Super Rugby XV

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We decided it would be interesting to take a look at the strongest XV each major league in the world could field, here’s our team for the Super Rugby…

15.Israel Folau

Folau’s form in 2014 was nothing short of sensational as he helped guide the Waratahs to a maiden Super Rugby title.

14.Ben Smith

Smith is one of the most versatile players in the world right now and has a gift for scoring and creating tries out of nothing.

13.Tevita Kuridrani

If there was an award for most improved player in 2014 it would have gone to Kuridrani who developed into one of the finest outside centres in international rugby.

12.Jean de Villiers

It was a huge shame to see de Villiers 2014 end with a potentially career ending injury. If he can bounce back though he is likely to be absolutely key for club and country in 2015.

11.Julian Savea

Savea is quite possibly the best winger in the world right now as he continues to prove at whichever level he is playing at.

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10.Dan Carter

Injuries have reduced Carter’s playing time over the last couple of years, however when fully fit he is still the finest fly half in world rugby.

9.Aaron Smith

Smith’s development over the last couple of years has been nothing short of sensational as he continues to impress for both club and country.

8.Duane Vermeulen

Vermeulen very narrowly missed out on the world player of the year title in 2014 and will be looking to impress once more in 2015.

7.Richie McCaw

McCaw continues to defy age as he puts in man of the match performances for both the All Blacks and Crusaders.

6.Jerome Kaino

Kaino’s return from Japan has been a huge boost to the All Blacks who have thrown him straight back into the starting XV where he certainly hasn’t disappointed.

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5.Eben Etzebeth

It’s amazing to think Etzebeth is still just 23 years of age. It’s scary to think that his best years still look to be ahead of him.

4.Brodie Rettalick

Rettalick was named World Rugby’s player of the year in 2014 and will be hoping to continue his fine run of form through to the World Cup in 2015.

3.Owen Franks

Franks may not be the best tighthead to have ever pulled on the black jersey, however he is still a quality player and key man for club and country.

2.Bismarck du Plessis

The form of du Plessis over the last 12 months has been a little patchy, however when he is on form there is no doubting he is one of the worlds best.

1.Tendai Mtawarira

‘The Beast’ has become one of the most iconic figures in world rugby and continues to perform well for both the Sharks and the Springboks.

Who would make your Super Rugby XV?

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