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COMPOSITE TEAMS always provoke debate because selection is subjective. Comparing different eras makes things even more difficult because the game has changed so much over the years.

Still Rugby World, in its 60th year, has picked an all-time greatest women’s XV, the best of the best since the first women’s International – Netherlands v France – in 1982.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the following team…


Many names deserve mention: France’s Jessy Trémoulière, Niamh Briggs of Ireland, Black Fern Victoria Grant, England’s Paula George and Sue Day. Yet it’s another Red Rose who gets the nod.

Waterman’s sidestepping skills are unparalleled and saw her flummox opponents during a 15-year Test career. She’s equally robust in defence, England coach Simon Middleton calling her “the bravest player I’ve seen on a rugby field”.


No men’s team has scored four tries

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