The All-Time Rugby World Cup XV

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The All-Time Rugby World Cup XV
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The seventh edition of rugby's biggest tournament is merely two weeks away. Speculation is at an all-time high as to who will be the team to beat, who will upset and of course, who will walk away with the William Webb Ellis Trophy. 

The 2011 tournament will no doubt see a select few players rise to the occasion and help guide their teams. If we take a look back through history, it can be seen that every World Cup has had its stars that have forever immortalised their legacies after some legendary performances.

Comparing these players to the ones who will take the field in September is a hard task, given the game has changed so much over the 24 years since the first World Cup in 1987. Nevertheless, there are some players who would no doubt have shined at any tournament, and this team profiles 15 men whom will be forever remembered for their heroics at their tournaments.

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