Owen Slot, the popular UK scribe, has penned his top 10 players in the world at the moment. The list features 3 Englishmen, 3 All Blacks, 2 Springboks, 1 Fijian and 1 Frenchman.
- Tom Curry
The energetic back-rower’s work-rate would propel him into any team.
- Kyle Sinckler
His prodigious scrumming ability is matched by his mobility. A great asset to the English pack.
- Ardie Savea
A superb loose-forward. Big, strong, tough with pace to match.
- Brodie Retallick
Easily one of the best second-rowers the All Blacks have ever produced. Skilled in every facet of the game.
- Cheslin Kolbe
His sublime displays in the recent World Cup say it all; a true master of the running game.
- Pieter-Steph du Toit
Rated by many as the best flanker in the world at present, du Toit has gone from strength to strength in his career with plenty more still to show.
- Semi Radradra
The Fijian flyer is an absolute bruiser in the midfield with great command of both attack and defence.
- Antoine Dupont
Currently France’s most exciting weapon, there are few things that Dupont cannot master on a rugby field.
- Beauden Barrett
Rated as the best fly-half in the world, Barrett combines a great rugby brain with fantastic skill and blistering pace.
- Maro Etoje
Etoje finds himself round about the top of most stats regarding forward play. A superb lock with great all-round skill.