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3 Irish Players Make The Telegraph Readers' All Time Six Nations XV

3 Irish Players Make The Telegraph Readers' All Time Six Nations XV

When the Telegraph, or Wales Online, or whoever does a 'Six Nations XV' or an 'All-Time Six Nations XV' we tend to get a little bit more agitated than we should considering the understandable bias of the journalist or team of journalists that put it together, but when a publication as big as The Telegraph polls their readers to decided, it's genuinely interesting to see who makes the cut.

Telegraph readers were presented with a set of choices for each position, and here is how they voted:

15 - JPR Williams - Wales - 39%
14 - Shane Williams - Wales - 42%
13 - Brian O'Driscoll - Ireland - 78%
12 - Philippe Sella - France - 47%
11 - Jason Robinson - England - 28%
10 - Jonny Wilkinson - England - 54%
9 - Gareth Edwards - Wales - 84%
8 - Sergio Parisse - Italy - 50%
7 - Jean-Pierre Rives - France - ?
6 - Richard Hill - England - 58%
5 - Martin Johnson - England - 41%
4 - Paul O'Connell - Ireland - 32%
3 - Phil Vickery - England - 38%
2 - Keith Wood - Ireland - 62%
1 - Jason Leonard - England - 57%

Outside centre: Brian O'Driscoll
An overwhelming favourite, taking 78 per cent of the vote. Won two Six Nations titles, in 2009 and 2014, and four Triple Crowns.

Lock: Paul O'Connell
Ireland's wonderful captain - who called time on his international caerer after the World Cup - took 32 per cent of the vote to earn a place alongside Johnson.

Hooker: Keith Wood
One of Ireland's finest saw off the competition with ease in the Telegraph poll, taking 62 per cent of the votes. Capped 58 times by his country.

Ireland's three captains in the Six Nations era absolutely had to made the cut.

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In total six English, four Welsh, three Irish, and two French players won their position battles, but who do you feel was snubbed?

via Telegraph.co.uk

SEE ALSO: Wales Online Think Only Five Irish Players Would Make The Welsh Team

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