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Yorkshire Blue

Super Moderator
Staff member
Oct 27, 2003
With the 6 Nations starting this weekend to kick-off a Rugby World Cup year, what would be your all time rugby team, compiled from SUFC past or present.

2 Gary Deegan - looks like a hooker (not that type) with ridiculous beard and chunky thighs
4 Roy McDonough - tall(ish) and loved the physical stuff, he's a lock for this side
5 Rob Newman - adds some ballast to the pack. From the West Country so bound to like rugby.
6 Phil Gridelet - Got called a flanker on many occasions and was famously blind-side when Andy Rammell couldn't find his contacts. Not sure pretty boy Grids actually liked the rough stuff as much as he made out, but in for comedy value
7 Gary Bennett - would have made a great openside. Tough as nails.
8 Bilel Mohsni - would have been a great rugby player and the Tunisian Zinzan Brooke but for the same reasons he's not a great football player
9 Will Atkinson - high work-rate, from the north (albeit league not union) and loves a backwards pass. Fought off Maher to win this spot.
10 Mike Marsh - reckon he'd have been able to direct play from stand-off and would have the kicking game.
11 Stanley Collymore - the pace, the power, the ability to glide past defenders. Oh yes.
12 Barry Corr - battering ram of a centre but with guile and a renown scorer
13 Blair Sturrock - hard-working, knows his defensive role and proven partnership with BBBC
14 Dave Regis - point him in the right direction and let him use his pace and power (and hope no-one runs at him)
15 Josh Simpson(-Daniel) - ran some beautiful rugby lines. With a name like that he probably went to a rugby playing public school anyway

I'm missing a couple of props. Any suggestions? Maybe Neville Southall and, although he was before my time, Keith Mercer?

Any improvements?