Dan Carter failed to make the London Sunday Times World XV â€“ and neither did any Springbok on tour or English player.
Franceâ€™s players were other absentees, while no Aussie was considered good enough.
The newspaperâ€™s rugby correspondent Stephen Jones made his choices based on the last monthâ€™s Autumn internationals and while he wrote a case could be made for picking all 15 New Zealanders, many of their class players were in cruise control on their four-test romp through France, Wales and England.
Jones wrote that Carter, in particular, took an armchair ride in a magnificent team and that Ronan Oâ€™Gara was the more inspirational in manufacturing Irelandâ€™s wins against South Africa and Australia.
London Sunday Timesâ€™s World XV
15. Hernandez (Pumas)
14. Rokocoko (NZ)
13. Oâ€™Driscoll (Ireland)
12. Dâ€™Arcy (Ireland)
11. Sivivatu (NZ)
10. Oâ€™Gara (Ireland)
9. Kelleher (NZ)
8. Jones (Wales)
7. Best (Ireland â€“ closed side flank)
6. McCaw (NZ â€“ openside flank)
5. Oâ€™Connell (Ireland)
4. Jack (NZ)
3. Hayman (NZ)
2. Ledesma (Pumas)
1. Ayerza (Pumas)