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Touchline talk: World XV v Aliens

Breaking news! An alien ship that landed somewhere in the United States (where else), has contacted World Rugby for a once-off Test to be played within the next week.

So you don't believe in aliens? What about Santa, the tooth-fairy or the Easter Bunny?

Anyhow, you are appointed as a selector and will have to pick the World XV and replacements at this current stage.

Who will you pick?

Aussieboer is going to pick the 'best players' on the planet.

I'll pick some of them in what might be not in their favourite position (*).

However, I'll rather have players like Duane Vermeulen, Kieran Read, Israel Folau all on the field to defend our honour than sitting in front of the telly.

The Aussieboer team:Touchline talk: World XV v Aliens

15 Ben Smith (New Zealand)

14 Israel Folau* (Australia)

13 George North* (Wales)

12 Jamie Roberts (Wales)

11 Julian Savea (New Zealand)

10 Quade Cooper (Australia)

9 Aaron Smith (New Zealand)

8 Kieran Read (New Zealand)

7 Richie McCaw (New Zealand, captain)

6 Duane Vermeulen* (South Africa)

5 Paul O'Connell (Ireland)

4 Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)

3 Martin Castrogiovanni (Italy)

2 Bismarck du Plessis (South Africa)

1 Marcos Ayerza (Argentina)

Replacements: Fourie du Preez (South Africa) / Willie le Roux (South Africa) / Adam Ashley Cooper (Australia) / Adriaan Strauss (South Africa) / Brodie Retallick (New Zealand) / Michael Hooper (Australia) / Cian Healy (Ireland) / Adam Jones (Wales)

Put your reputation on the line and predict this weekend's clashes.

Aussieboer's picks in bold:

England v Australia

South Africa v Wales


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