1. Craig Voisey – Mobile prop who can play both sides of the scrum and a top bloke with fantastic workrate. Tops the tackle charts for a prop and almost like having another loose forward.
2. Dane Coles – Played with him at Poneke in Wellington before he broke through with Hurricanes and the All Blacks. Quick as any back, tough and can hit lineouts in any weather. 3. Karena Wihongi – Massive old Kiwi who I played with at Sale. Anchored our scrum superbly and had great dancing feet as well.
4. Mike Powell – My captain when I first came to Moseley. Didn’t do much around the field but a hard-nut who was a good speaker and leader and ran the lineout. 5. Shaun Pammenter – South African enforcer who these days sails for a living. Did all the grunt when we won National One with Birmingham.
6. Paul Tupai – Played with him at Bedford. Hard man who would have your back if there was any niggle. Dished out as much as he got and was a nightmare to play against.
7. Olly Robinson – Had a year at Moseley and you could see his potential. Good all-round openside and lineout option who’s had a really good year at Cardiff.
8. Colin Bourke – Talented Bay of Plenty man who went on to play for Highlanders and Chiefs and is now in Japan with Ricoh. Great No.8 who can play fly-half and kick
goals as well. 9. Sam Brown – Our No.9 at Moseley and a nugget of a player who would have gone a lot further had it not been for injury and his social life. 10. Charlie Hodgson – Quality player who ran the show at Sale and then Saracens. Reliable boot and great organiser and passer who should have won a lot more caps.
11. Simon Hunt – Still holds the try-scoring record for National One. Big old boy who could create something from nothing and an allrounder who went on to play for England 7s. 12. Greg King – Career hampered by injury and concussion but came to Moseley from
Worcester and was class. A game-changer who punched above his weight. 13. Misipalauni
Moananu – Big legend around the Wellington area after playing 300-odd games for Poneke. Massive physical presence and a guy to look up to.
14. Ben Cohen – Huge player for Northampton, Sale and England and a great professional who scored a bucket load of tries. Great defender but also a handful to defend against. 15. Paul Williams – Gifted Samoan allrounder who was safe under the high ball but could play equally well in midfield. Great runner, good defender and scored tries as well.
CHRIS BRIGHTWELL, MOSELEY AND FORMER BIRMINGHAM, BEDFORD, SALE & ENGLAND 7s BACK ROW, CHOOSES THE BEST XV HE HAS PLAYED WITH OR AGAINST...