D'Arcy's surprising reason for slamming snub-filled World XV list

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Publish Date
Thursday, 22 November 2018, 2:22PM
Brodie Retallick was the only All Black to make the list, but that's not why D'Arcy is so worked up. (Photo / Getty)

Local media has made much of the fact only one All Black has made a United Kingdom media outlet's World XV – all except ZB’s own D’Arcy Waldegrave/

Lock Brodie Retallick, the standout player for Steve Hansen's men at Twickenham, is the only All Black selected in the XV but even he failed to back-up in Dublin.

Six Irishmen have made the Wales Online's form XV, including left wing Jacob Stockdale, who scored the only try of the 16-9 victory over the All Blacks in Dublin, the first time Ireland have beaten New Zealand on home soil.

Retallick is one of only three Southern Hemisphere players in the XV; the others are Australia No8 David Pocock and Boks loosehead prop Steven Kitschoff.

New Zealand media have labelled the decision a ‘snub’, but as D’Arcy told Andrew Dickens, these types of lists aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.


Wales Online's November series World XV 
15. Rob Kearney (Ireland)
14. Teddy Thomas (France)
13. Jonathan Davies (Wales)
12. Owen Farrell (England)
11. Jacob Stockdale (Ireland)
10. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)
9. Baptiste Serin (France)
8. David Pocock (Australia)
7. Justin Tipuric (Wales)
6. Peter O'Mahony (Ireland)
5. James Ryan (Ireland)
4. Brodie Retallick (NZ)
3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)
2. Guilhem Guirado (France)
1. Steven Kitschoff (SA)