A Combined Ireland-All Blacks XV As Voted By You

With Ireland and New Zealand both naming their starting XVs ahead of Saturday’s mouth watering World Cup quarter-final, we thought it would be interesting to see who would win out on a head-to-head basis. 

On Thursday , we asked you to vote in a poll to choose your combined XV based on the starting sides announced by Steve Hansen and Joe Schmidt.

In some instances, the results were one-sided while in others, it was neck and neck.

 

15. Beauden Barrett – 93% of the vote (Rob Kearney 7%)

14. Sevu Reece – 55% of the vote (Keith Earls 45%)

13. Garry Ringrose – 74% of the vote (Jack Goodhue 16%)

12. Robbie Henshaw – 53% of the vote (Anton Lienert-Brown 47%)

11. Jacob Stockdale – 78% of the vote (George Bridge 22%)

10. Johnny Sexton – 84% of the vote (Richie Mo’unga 16%)

9. Conor Murray – 60% of the vote (Aaron Smith 40%)

8. Kieran Read – 77% of the vote (CJ Stander 23%)

7. Sam Cane – 65% of the vote (Josh van der Flier 35%)

6. Ardie Savea – 71% of the vote (Peter O’Mahony 29%)

5. James Ryan – 67% of the vote (Sam Whitelock 33%)

4. Brodie Retallick – 91% of the vote (Iain Henderson 9%)

3. Tadhg Furlong – 93% of the vote (Nepo Laulala 7%)

2. Codie Taylor – 79% of the vote (Rory Best 21%)

1. Cian Healy – 68% of the vote (Joe Moody 32%)

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