Magners Irish Cider is delighted to announce the Magners League Dream Team for 2007/08.
Rugby fans and key media across Ireland, Scotland and Wales had been asked to vote for their Magners League Dream Team and the player who polled the highest number of votes in his position has been selected for the Dream Team.
The Magners League Dream Team 2007/08:
1 Ollie Le Roux Leinster
2 Bernard Jackman Leinster
3 Stan Wright Leinster
4 Malcolm O'Kelly Leinster
5 Leo Cullen Leinster
6 Ryan Jones Ospreys
7 Martyn Williams Cardiff Blues
8 Jamie Heaslip Leinster
9 Mike Blair Edinburgh
10 Felipe Contepomi Leinster
11 Shane Williams Ospreys
12 Nick de Luca Edinburgh
13 Lifeimi Mafi Munster
14 Tommy Bowe Ulster
15 Ben Blair Cardiff
Magners League Champions Leinster have provided seven of the team, which is representative of the way in which Leinster have approached the competition. All three Celtic Nations are represented and four players (Ben Blair, Shane Williams, Felipe Contepomi and Jamie Heaslip) have made the Dream Team for the second year running.
Maurice Breen, Director of Marketing and New Markets, Wm Magner said,"We are delighted to be able to announce the 2007/08 Magners League Dream Team. Once again there has been some fantastic rugby played in the Magners League this season on both an individual and team basis. The competition has continued to grow in status and profile and the results this season prove just how competitive the league has become. I would like to congratulate every player who has been selected for the Magners League Dream Team. This team truly reflects this season's competition and the inclusion of so many high profile players illustrates the exciting brand of rugby seen in the Magners League."
Celtic Rugby Director, David Jordan added, "The Magners League Dream Team once again reflects the quality and flair of the individuals who regularly play within the Magners League. This season we have continued to build on the success of the tournament both on and off the field; average attendances have again increased and the quality of rugby on show is reflected both in the international arena, and in the success Magners League teams have experienced in the Heineken and Anglo-Welsh Cups. "
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