RICHIE McCaw will go down as one of the greatest rugby players to grace the field, but he hasn’t done enough to make Sonny Bill Williams’ ultimate Dream XIV.

Nor is there room for Test rugby’s highest points scorer, Dan Carter, with Williams’ teammate at the Chiefs, Aaron Cruden, instead preferred.

Here is Williams dream team in full;


Keven Mealamu — 132 Tests, two World Cups

Jerome Kaino — 67 Tests, two World Cups

Aaron Cruden — 37 Tests, one World Cup

Jonah Lomu — 63 Tests, World Cup’s highest tryscorer (15)

Nehe Milner-Skudder — 8 Tests, one World Cup

Malakai Fekitoa — 13 Tests, one World Cup,

Thierry Dusautoir — 80 Tests, 56 matches as captain

Jonny Wilkinson — 97 Tests, one World Cup

Kurtley Beale — 60 Tests, one Super Rugby

Quade Cooper — 58 Tests, one Super Rugby

Kieran Foran — 20 Tests, one premiership

Johnathan Thurston — 32 Tests, two premierships

Anthony Mundine — one premiership

Mitchell Pearce (14th man) — one premiership