Just for fun, we’ve decided to put together a team made up entirely of the gobby little men of rugby (scrum halves) as watching them get battered could be great fun…

15.Greig Laidlaw

Has a decent boot and good handling skills.

14.Nikola Matawalu

Has plenty of experience of playing on the wing.

13.Ben Youngs

Good pace and decent distribution skills.

12.Rhys Webb

Looks robust enough to be a decent option at 12.

11.Danny Care

Has pace to spare so could easily transition to the wing.


10.Ruan Pienaar

Plenty of experience of playing in the 10 shirt.

9.Aaron Smith

Simply a case of playing your best player in his best positions.

8.Kahn Fotuali’i

Has plenty of power so could make some good yards.

7.Will Genia

His height means he can get over the ball for those turnovers.

6.Fourie du Preez

Certainly wouldn’t be afraid to get stuck in.


5.Mike Phillips

About as tall as you can find a scrum half.

4.Conor Murray

Pretty tall compared to the average scrum half.

3.Piri Weepu

Kind of has the look of a mini prop about him.

2.Peter Stringer

Who wouldn’t want to see him in the middle of a scrum?

1.Morgan Parra

Has the kind of face that belongs in the front of a scrum