It’s that time again! Before all of the Christmas turkey, it’s time to reflect on the year gone by and pick your Readers’ Team of the Year.
2018 has been another busy year in the global game with Saracens winning the Premiership, Leinster the PRO14 and Champions Cup, Castres the Top 14 and Cardiff Blues the Challenge Cup in the northern club game.
Now, it is your time to let us know who makes your Team of 2018. Remember, you are picking the best player in his or her position on form this year, be it at domestic or international level.
You’ve got plenty to think about, so we’re giving you until 12-noon GMT on Wednesday, December 12 to make your selections.
How do you nominate your team? It’s simple: Use the comments section below to list the XV players that you think were the standout performers in 2018.
(In some countries – like South Africa – the openside flank wears 6, in most other countries he wears 7, so we’ll use the latter convention.)
Use the following format:
15 Fred Full-back, 14 Robert Right, 13 Oliver Outside, 12 Ian Inside, 11 Luke Left, 10 Francois Fly-half, 9 Sam Scrum-half, 8 Norman Eight, 7 Oscar Openside, 6 Bill Blindside, 5 Lance Lock, 4 Larry Lock, 3 Tim Tighthead, 2 Harry Hooker, 1 Leon Loosehead
DON’T give us explanations for your selections, just the fifteen names please.
In order to make the counting process possible, we will only consider teams sent in the correct format!
Save the banter for when the final team is published, just send us your nominations for now.