Rugby World Cup
ESPN selects its Rugby World Cup team of the tournament
ESPN Staff
October 31, 2015

After 48 matches, over 2,400 points, 271 tries, and attendances in excess of 2.4 million, the Rugby World Cup is now over.

Our team of reporters has been at every game -- so here is their combined Team of the Tournament.

Full back: Ben Smith (New Zealand)

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Also receiving votes: Ayumu Goramaru (Japan)

Wing: Santiago Cordero (Argentina)

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Also receiving votes: Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)

Outside centre: Jesse Kriel (South Africa)

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Also receiving votes: Mark Bennett (Scotland)

Inside centre: Matt Giteau (Australia)

Matt Giteau
Matt Giteau© Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Also receiving votes: Juan Martin Hernandez (Argentina)

Wing: Julian Savea (New Zealand)

New Zealand's Julian Savea
New Zealand's Julian Savea© Phil Walter/Getty Images

Also receiving votes: DTH Van der Merwe (Canada), Juan Imhoff (Argentina), Adam Ashley-Cooper (Australia)

Fly half: Dan Carter (New Zealand)

Dan Carter
Dan Carter© Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Also receiving votes: Nicolas Sanchez (Argentina), Bernard Foley (Australia)

Scrum half: Fourie du Preez (South Africa)

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Also receiving votes: Fumiaki Tanaka (Japan), Vasil Lobzhanidze (Georgia), Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)

Front row: Marcos Ayerza (Argentina)

Argentina prop Marcos Ayerza
Argentina prop Marcos Ayerza© LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

Also receiving votes: Soane Tonga'uiha

Front row: Dane Coles (New Zealand)

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Also receiving votes: Scott Baldwin (Wales), Agustin Creevy (Argentina)

Front row: Sekope Kepu (Australia)

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Also receiving votes: Ramiro Herrera (Argentina), Owen Franks (New Zealand)

Second row: Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

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Second row: Lood de Jager (South Africa)

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Also receiving votes: Leone Nakarawa (Fiji), Paul O'Connell (Ireland), Kane Douglas (Australia)

Flanker: Scott Fardy (Australia)

Scott Fardy
Scott Fardy© Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Also receiving votes: Schalk Burger (South Africa), Jacques Burger (Namibia), Michael Leitch (Japan)

Flanker: Michael Hooper (Australia)

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Also receiving votes: Richie McCaw (New Zealand), Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (Argentina)

No. 8: David Pocock (Australia)

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Also receiving votes: None - decision was unanimous.

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