Rugby Union: Team of the Decade (2000-2009)

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Rugby Union: Team of the Decade (2000-2009)

A decade has ended, so I took a look back and named the 15 I consider to be the best during that time period. Picking just 15 players from 10 years is not an easy task, and I'm sure that someone else could pick a completely different team of the decade. This shows the depth that we have in the current game.

One of the most difficult things to consider when picking a team of players spanning 10 years is deciding the criteria on which you are going to pick the players. As for me I decided to only consider players that played in the decade for what I considered to be a reasonable time period, which varied depending on the quality of the player.

I obviously looked at the players strengths and weaknesses and what they contributed to the team they played on. The success of the team the player was playing for was really irrelevant, as I am picking a team of 15 individuals and win/loss ratios don't mean an awful lot. In saying that, if the player was influential in the team's success, then that must be taken into account.

So without further ado, let the slide show begin! The players are listed numerically (and therefore by position).

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