So Good They Named Them Twice

All this talk about Jonathan Joseph is great. But I think many of us are missing a brilliant bar room conversation opportunity. The most wonderful thing about JJ is not his mesmerising soft shoe shuffle or even his winning smile, it’s the fact that surely he makes it in to this World XV. The best team that ever played, who have first names as surnames. Well done Mr Joseph, it’s an illustrious group. And no, Rob Andrew doesn’t get in.

The Rules – 1) They must be genuine first names, Zinzan Brooke only just gets in and George North doesn’t – thanks though Kanye! 2) They must have played in that position 3) We can’t have anyone with the same name in the team, for instance if we have Paul James we can’t have Butch James etc.

I’m struggling in places – any help gratefully received! This selection is not set in stone, we can change personnel. I will credit you with the inclusion.

15. Carlos Spencer
14. Gareth Thomas (or Daffyd James – Rich Wadrup via WordPress)
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Mark Ella
11. Matt Jess (Rich Church Keen via Twitter @RichC_K) Sinoti Sinoti !! (via @gallagherbren)
10. Barry John
9. David Kirk

1. Jason Leonard (Rob Anderson via WordPress)
2. Anton Oliver (James Tennant via Twitter @_jameslt) or Jamie George (Rich Church Keen via Twitter @RichC_K)
3. Samson Lee (Rich Wadrup via WordPress)
4. Chris Jack
5. Scott Murray
6. John Jeffery or Clem Thomas (Brendan Gallagher via Twitter @gallagherbren) or Dai Morris (Phil Roberts via WordPress)
7. Tom David
8. Zinzan Brooke

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11 Responses to So Good They Named Them Twice

  1. Philip Roberts says:

    Dai Morris at No 6

    On 16 February 2015 at 10:52, Double Dummy Scissors wrote:

    > samrobertsrugby posted: “All this talk about Jonathan Joseph is > wonderful. But I think most of us are missing a brilliant bar room > conversation opportunity. The most wonderful thing about JJ is not his > mesmerising soft shoe shuffle or even his winning smile, it’s the fact that > su”

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  2. Rob Anderson says:

    Given Paul James can also play tight head, can we switch him to No. 3 and put in Jason Leonard at loose head?

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  3. Rob Anderson says:

    …and fans of the Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy would surely pick Ross Ford as hooker… 😉

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  4. raggedjack says:

    i meant Morris

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  5. raggedjack says:

    and at the risk of really showing my age Hadyn Morgan at 7

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