Ugo Monye and Chris Jones of the BBC's Rugby Weekly Podcast, had a go at naming their best XV from the recent Summer Tests.
Five Irish players made the XV, with Tadhg Beirne and Josh Van Der Flier slotting into the pack at 4 and 7 respectively, while Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw were at 10 and 12.
There were a couple of positions that were undecided, one of them being the no. 15 shirt, with Monye and Jones unable to decide between Hugo Keenan and England's Freddie Steward.
The breakdown of nationalities was as follows; 5 Irish, 4 South Africans, 4 English, 2 Welsh, 1 All Black, 1 Argentinian.
There were close calls between Andrew Porter and Ellis Genge at loosehead, Caelan Doris and Billy Vunipola at 8, and Josh Van Der Flier and Tommy Refell at 7, but we were able to read between the lines and deduce which players Monye was leaning towards.
BBC Sport Rugby Weekly Podcast Summer Tests XV:
- Ellis Genge
- Bongi Mbonambi
- Trevor Nyakane
- Tadhg Beirne
- Eben Etzebeth
- Courtney Lawes
- Josh Van Der Flier
- Billy Vunipola
- Kieran Hardy
- Johnny Sexton
- Emiliano Boffelli
- Robbie Henshaw
- Lukhanyo Am
- Will Jordan/Louis Rees-Zammit
- Freddie Steward/Hugo Keenan
It's a balanced team from the BBC Sport duo, who managed to stray from the temptations of bias and the over-selection of Series winning English players.
From an Irish rugby perspective, the glaring omission is Peter O'Mahony, who along with Sexton, Van Der Flier, and Beirne, had a legitimate case for being the best player on the best team of the Summer.
However, Lawes had himself a stunning end of year tour as well and was England's best player over their three Tests against the Wallabies.
O'Mahony may also have slightly overshadowed by the ridiculous performance of his Munster teammate Beirne in the third Test against the All Blacks, and in particular those legendary final ten minutes.