The Prop Factor XV


Check out our team as we select a starting XV containing only props…

15.Logovi’i Mulipola

He may not be able to kick or challenge in the air, but imagine a full back running from deep like this…

14.Gethin Jenkins

With runs like this a regular occurrence for Jenkins, there’s every chance he could cause havoc out on the wing.

13.Jannie du Plessis

A defensive organiser, du Plessis is perfect to ‘fit’ into the 13 shirt where he can coordinate the sides defence.

12.Tendai Mtwarira

The Beast is most certainly a player you don’t want running straight at you, so would be a great strike runner from 12.

11.WP Nel

Another prop who loves to gallivant around the field, Nel is well known for his barnstorming runs making him ideal for the wing.

10.Vadim Cobillas

With so few contenders for the shirt, Moldovan prop Vadim Cobillas’ conversion effort here sees him claim the 10 shirt.

9.Adam Jones

With drop goal efforts like this, Adam Jones should be nowhere near the backline, however at least he’s provide he can kick.

8.Ben Tameifuna

One of the most powerful players in world rugby, Tameifuna would be one hell of a ball carrier from the back of the scrum.

7.Dan Cole

Cole is one of the best breakdown specialists in the world right now making him the ideal selection at openside.

6.Cian Healy

Healy is fantastic in the loose for club and country, with his ball carrying being particularly prolific making him an ideal six.

5.Alex Corbisiero

Corbisiero isn’t quite as tall as your average second rower, but would add some serious power in the engine room.

4.Uini Atonio

Standing at 6’6” tall, Atonio has the height to make an impact in the second row, although good luck lifting his 24st frame.

3.Carl Hayman

He may be ageing, however Hayman continues to prove his quality at Toulon so has to start at 3 in a prop XV.

2.Sekope Kepu

With his improving scrummaging and play in the loose, Kepu could be quite adept when stationed at hooker.

1.Marcos Ayerza

Quite probably the best scrummaging prop in the world right now, Ayerza has to be assured of a start.



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