It’s one of the more enjoyable thought experiments to do.
So now that Scope is best mate with a few union boys, today, it’s the Aussie’s turn.
But we’ve flipped it, and picked our best Wallabies side made up entirely of NRL talent.
The backline in particular would be lethal!
Fullback – Tom Trbojevic
Given space on those kick returns and a broken defensive line? game over. Safe as under the high ball too.
Wing – Ryan Papenhuyzen
Damian McKenzie vibes. Speed, skill, and a genuine game breaker.
Wing – Josh Addo-Carr
Already in the last few years we’ve seen a coupe of Storm flyers jump across to union and kill it! Foxx would be no different – in fact probably better.
Centre – Latrell Mitchell
Here’s your ultimate attacking threat, right in the middle of the park with speed outside him and plenty of one-on-one opportunities to attack. Would jam blokes too.
Second Five – Cam Munster
Have to have the Pres in the backline somewhere, too good to leave out. Creative, solid defender and second kicking option.
First Five – Nathan Cleary
Rig more like a union 10 than a halfback to be honest. Solid, powerful runner, great kicking game and the ultimate conductor.
Halfback – Damien Cook
Quick around the park, snappy pass and you know if the ruck gets loose, he’s gone.
Number 8 – David Fifita
Best ball runner in the side. Imagine the big fella picking it up off the back of the scrum 10m out?!
Open-Side Flanker – Cam Murray
Proper fetcher, strong ball carrier and massive engine. Long body perfect for getting over the ball too.
Blind-Side Flanker – Angus Crichton
Played union before so easy fit. Big body, strong carry and tall enough to be your third line out option.
Lock – Shaun Lane
First guy picked really. Ultimate line-out target.
Lock – Regan Campbell-Gillard
Another big body in the middle, would bang bodies around at ruck time and happily take those tough carries.
Prop – Josh Papali’i
Run close to the ruck, I dare you.
Hooker – Harry Grant
Has to be in the side somewhere and could act as that link between backs and forwards. Would get through a ton of defensive work too.
Prop – Jake Trbojevic
Would do all the dirty work, and then some.
Who’d we miss? …