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BREN­DAN McKIB­BIN, THE LONDON IR­ISH & FOR­MER WARATAHS SCRUM-HALF, CHOOSES THE BEST XV HE HAS PLAYED WITH OR AGAINST...

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1. Tom Court – Noth­ing to do with his rugby abil­i­ties re­ally, it’s just that he’s so old he can be the fa­ther fig­ure and look af­ter us when the team goes out.

2. David Paice – This guy can break ev­ery bone in his body and he’d still be keen to get out there on the pitch for Ir­ish. A true leader and war­rior.

3. Sekope Kepu – I re­ally looked up to him when I was at the Waratahs. A very good player and loose around the park. I’d want him to play a high tempo game. 4. Ge­orge Skiv­ing­ton – I played with him last year and he’s my coach now so I’ve got to suck up to him. Nick Kennedy would have been bet­ter but I haven’t played with him un­for­tu­nately.

5. Wll Skel­ton – His phys­i­cal pres­ence is in­cred­i­ble and he can stop a maul by him­self. He re­ally en­joyed his time at Sara­cens ear­lier this sea­son and I’m look­ing for­ward to catch­ing up with him again next sea­son.

6. Jerry Sex­ton – I just hope he will bring his brother Jonny along re­ally. It would be great to play along­side such a leg­end.

7. Dave Den­nis – He’s a good mate of mine and he’d be the cap­tain like he was at the Waratahs. He’s also a very good golfer.

8. Wy­cliff Palu – We call him ‘The Ball’ be­cause of his phys­i­cal im­pact on an off the field. I don’t think any­one would ever say no to this bloke. 9. Scott Steele – Very good scrum-half and I reckon he’s due for higher hon­ours with Scot­land very soon. He’s push­ing me hard here at Ir­ish and another fine golfer.

10. Greig Tonks – I al­ways like to have a bold guy in my team and he’s def­i­nitely go­ing that way. He’ll di­rect our team re­ally well on the pitch too. 11. Drew Mitchell – A very good rugby player ob­vi­ously but also a very good tourist. He’d be in charge of the fancy dress while on tour. Have you seen his In­sta­gram? 12. Kurt­ley Beale – I’m look­ing for­ward to catch­ing up with him in Por­tu­gal this sum­mer for our golf­ing hol­i­day. He plays in the other pair and he’s ter­ri­ble so that’s why I like to have him there. 13. Adam Ash­leyCooper – A very gifted player but he’s also my golf­ing part­ner so I have to pick him. We’re pretty tight knit and he’ll be in Por­tu­gal too. 14. Alex Lewington – You can just give him the ball and he will fin­ish the move with a try. He can cre­ate any­thing out of noth­ing and it’s good to have him back play­ing with us af­ter his in­jury.

15. Is­rael Fo­lau – He’s Is­rael Fo­lau and that’s enough to make any team in the world. Amaz­ing player!

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