"One England star" – The 2023 Rugby World Cup's team of the tournament so far

The opening three weeks of France 2023 have witnessed some standout performances on the rugby field, and now it’s time to unveil RUCK’s team of the tournament thus far.

In the ongoing Rugby World Cup 2023, we’ve been treated to a spectacle of incredible matches. A clash of titans unfolded at Stade de France as Ireland and South Africa locked horns in a riveting Pool B encounter. Meanwhile, Wales etched their name in history as they became the first team to secure a spot in the quarter-finals with a commanding victory over Australia in Lyon.

In a nail-biting showdown on Saturday, Ireland emerged victorious against the defending champions with a final scoreline of 13-8 in Paris. Fly-half maestro Johnny Sexton played a pivotal role in this triumph, contributing with a penalty and a conversion, boosting his tally to 45 points, thus cementing his status as the tournament’s leading point-scorer.

On the following Sunday, Lyon bore witness to a one-sided affair, as Wales displayed their dominance by trouncing the Wallabies with an emphatic 40-6 victory in Pool C.

Collectively, the stellar performances of Ireland and Wales have resulted in eight players from these teams securing a place in our team of the tournament thus far.


15. Damian Willemse (South Africa)

14. Damian Penaud (France)

11. Henry Arundell (England)


13. Waisea Nayacalevu (Fiji)

12. Bundee Aki (Ireland)


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