With the Four Nations now just hours away, for this week’s Thursday XIII, we’re having a bit of fun with our fantasy team selection.
We’ve compiled what we reckon is the best combined team featuring all four competing nations – with at least three players in each side as the only rule! Naturally though, we’ve snuck in a fourth Englishman to make up the extra number and make the magic 13!
Think you can do any better? Tweet us @leagueexpress and let us know your fantasy 13. Here’s ours..
Fullback: Greg Inglis (Australia)
Wing: Matty Russell (Scotland)
Centre: Kane Linnett (Scotland)
Centre: Solomone Kata (New Zealand)
Wing: Shaun Kenny-Dowall (New Zealand)
Stand-off: Shaun Johnson (New Zealand)
Scrum-half: Johnathan Thurston (Australia)
Prop: James Graham (England)
Hooker: Josh Hodgson (England)
Prop: Luke Douglas (Scotland)
Second row: Sam Thaiday (Australia)
Second row: Elliott Whitehead (England)
Loose forward: Sam Burgess (England)