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Watch: Dallaglio And Healey Take Two Irish Players Out Of 'Team Of The Year'

Watch: Dallaglio And Healey Take Two Irish Players Out Of 'Team Of The Year'

It has been a phenomenal year for Irish rugby and that has been reflected in the various 'Team of the Year' selections by various publications.

On Balls.ie's rugby show, World in Union, there was seven Irish players in our 'Team of the Autumn Internationals. BT Sport asked viewers to vote for their 'Team of the Year' and it also featured seven Irish internationals although former English players Austin Healey and Lawrence Dallaglio then removed two of them.

The pair opted to take out Bundee Aki for Damian de Allende and Cian Healy was replaced by Steven Kitshoff.

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Interestingly, Dallaglio suggested the form of the Irish and All Blacks players is important ahead of next year: "It means Ireland or New Zealand are going to win the World Cup."

Ireland were named World Rugby Team of the Year last month after an extraordinary 2018 that included a Grand Slam, a series win in Australia and a home win over New Zealand.

SEE ALSO: 'I Didn’t Get Any Academy Contract At Home' - O'Leary's World Cup Triumph Is Just Reward

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