A friend shared a greatest ever rugby union world cup fifteen online with me recently. It got me thinking and as a result I have come up with a greatest ever Welsh world cup fifteen. The criteria includes players who have appeared in World Cups for Wales since its inauguration in 1987. 

Defensively my team may be suspect in the outside half and inside centre channels. I chose Mark Ring for his creativity over Jamie Roberts solidity. Jiffy (Jonathan Davies) was never going to miss out. Offensively I’m certain this team would score heavily and entertain. 

There are some notable omissions. That’s why I’ve included a subs bench where I can shoehorn some more of my favourites in. The replacements also allow for some tactical flexibility with the likes of Leigh Halfpenny’s goal kicking, Scott Gibbs direct running or Justin Tipuric’s skills with ball in hand or at the breakdown.