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England's The Telegraph newspaper has named their 'World XV' from the end of year internationals, showing a national bias with more English players getting the nod ahead of All Blacks.

Halfback Aaron Smith, prop Owen Franks and blindside flanker Jerome Kaino were the three All Blacks who did enough over the past few months to impress The Telegraph scribes.

Meanwhile four England players made the XV - prop Joe Marler, lock Courtney Lawes, captain Chris Robshaw and winger Jonny May.

Richie McCaw didn't make the cut with Robshaw named in the seven jersey, despite the fact that four of The Telegraph's seven rugby experts picked the All Blacks skipper as their 'tourist of the autumn' in a separate piece.


There was also no room for All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick who was named World Rugby player of the year last month.

According to the Rugby Herald Stats Centre, All Blacks winger Julian Savea made twice as many linebreaks as England counterpart May.

The All Blacks won three matches in Great Britain, beating England, Scotland and Wales after thrashing the United States in Chicago.

England followed their defeat to the All Blacks, the fourth of 2014, with another loss to South Africa before ending the 'autumn season' with victories over Samoa and Australia.

Ireland had the most representatives with five players, while no Australians featured on the list after the Wallabies lost three of four tests in the Northern Hemisphere.

Telegraph's 'World XV'
1 Joe Marler (England)
2. Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
3. Owen Franks (All Blacks)
4. Courtney Lawes (England)
5. Paul O'Connell (Ireland)
6. Jerome Kaino (All Blacks)
7. Chris Robshaw (England, capt)
8. Jamie Heaslip (Ireland)
9. Aaron Smith (All Blacks)
10. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)
11. Jonny May (England)
12. Jean de Villiers (South Africa)
13. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)
14. Tommy Bowe (Ireland)
15. Willie Le Roux (South Africa)

Savea vs May