Beauden Barrett breezes, Manu Tuilagi bulldozes: Rugby World Cup 2019 team of the week

Paul Radley picks out his best XV from the first week of the tournament in Japan

Less than a week in to the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan and we have already seen some standout performances.

Beauden Barrett oozed class as New Zealand saw off South Africa 23-13 in their opening match in Pool B while Manu Tuilagi showed he will be a major force to be reckoned with after bulldozing his way through the Tongan defence to claim two tries in England's 35-3 victory in Pool C.

Three Irishman make the best XV after tearing Scotland apart 27-3 in Pool A while Uruguay's Manuel Diana takes the No 8 jersey for his colossal effort in the win over Fiji.

Check out who else makes Paul Radley's team in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next position, click on the arrows on the photo, or if using a mobile device simply swipe.

Published: September 26, 2019 10:16 AM

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