Anonymous asked in SportsRugby · 8 years ago

Northern Hemisphere vs Southern Hemisphere 22?

Who would you have in your two respective teams, this is NOT a North vs South debate this is purely a hypothetical exercise of naming the two teams.


Mine would be:



1/. Woodcock

2/. B.Du Plessis

3/. O.Franks


4/. Horwill

5/. Thorn


6/. Kaino

7/. Mccaw

8/. Samo


9/. Fotuali'i

10/. Carter


11/. Ioane

12/. Nonu

13/. Fourie

14/. Jane

15/. Dagg




16/. Mealamu

17/. J.Du Plessis

18/. Matfield

19/. Pocock

20/. Hougaard

21/. Cooper

22/. O'Connor


Update 2:

@Rugby Fan

This is purely a hypothetical situation, this is not a north versus south debate but who would be in each team.

Update 3:



1/. C.Healy

2/. M.Rees

3/. M.Castrogiovanni


4/. L.Nallet

5/. P.O'Connell


6/. T.Dusautoir

7/. S.Warburton

8/. J.Heaslip


9/. M.Phillips

10/. J.Hook


11/. M.Medard

12/. J.Roberts

13/. M.Tuilagi

14/. T.Bowe

15/. L.Halfpenny




16/. R.Best

17/. A.Sheridan

18/. P.Pape

19/. T.Clever

20/. M.Parra

21/. R.Priestland

22/. B.Foden

4 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    I dont keep a big eye on the front three, so apologise there, ill do my best!

    Southern Hemisphere.

    1. Tony Woodcock

    2. Stephen Moore

    3. Tendai Mtawarira

    4. James Horwil

    5. Victor Matfield

    6. Jerome Kaino

    7. David Pocock (c)

    8. Pierre Spies

    9. Will Genia

    10. Morne Steyn (k)

    11. Digby Ioane

    12. James O'Connor

    13. Ma'a Nonu

    14. Alesana Tuilagi (that is southern Hemisphere right? if not Drew Mitchell)

    15. Isreal Dagg

    16. Ben Alexander

    17.Kevin Mealamu

    18. Nathan Sharpe

    19. Heinrich Brussow

    20. Francois Hougaard

    21. Dan Carter

    22. Kurtley Beale

    In my opinion that would be a great team. Of course i completely ignored current injuries etc. I wouldnt put Richie Mccaw in, in my opinion his time is up. He didnt stand out much as a player on the field, didnt do much really, just a fantastic captain. On current form i definitely would not have Quade Cooper in, but on super rugby form, definitely. James O'Connor was moved around a lot at the force during this years super rugby season, and i thought he did great at 12. He is too quick an agile for a Fly-Half. For example when i saw that Deans put him at 10, and Berrick at 12 for saturdays game, i was a little hesitant, would have put them the other way around if you ask me.

    Now onto the Northern Hemisphere team.

    1. Martin Castrogiovanni

    2. Matthew Rees

    3. Adam Jones

    4. Courtney Lawes

    5. Richie Gray

    6. Thierry Dusotoir (c)

    7. Sam Warburton

    8. Jamie Heaslip

    9. Mike Phillips

    10. Dan Parks (k)

    11. Vincent Clerc

    12. Jamie Roberts

    13. Brian O'Driscoll

    14. Chris Ashton

    15. Leigh Halfpenny

    16. Steve Thompson

    17. Ross Ford

    18. Luke Charteris

    19. Lewis Moody

    20. Ben Youngs

    21. Aurelien Rougerie

    22. Maxime Medard

    Thats my Northern hemisphere team. So many other players that i would have put in like Morgan Parra, George North, Manu Tuilagi, Haredonecy, Gethin Jenkins, Toby Faletau etc.

    I am aware that Mathew Rees was not in the RWC but that is due to injury, i still feel like he is an excellent player who has yet to reach his peak performance.

    Definitely have Jamie Roberts seeing as he was one of the stand out centers during the RWC. And it would be a good battle, James and Jamie. One if agile, kick on his feet, but not so big. Where as the other is Not so agile, quite a bit slower, but a massive player when it comes to contact, certainly someone i would never want to have running at me. I think this would be a fantastic match off, and a game i hope happens one day!

    Those are my thoughts, hope it helps!

    Take care.


    Source(s): Personal Thoughts
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Agree with your southern, except that I'd have Pocock starting and Heinrich Brussow benched, drop McCaw. Also James O'Connor in for Fourie, he has not performed the last few months as he could. Otherwise I like your team there, got some good depth and I like the sound of the Fotuali'i Carter combo, thats got potential.

  • 4 years ago

    Since the majority of people live in the Northern Hemisphere then they should win most if not all sports.

  • 8 years ago

    There is currently peace in the rugby world. NZ fans aren't being overly biased and insulting other nations players as usual as their preoccupied with their trophy. The NH nations in effect are happy in their own world without the usual torrent of abuse. Don't disturb the balance ye newby.

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