Four Players In Contention To Be Named World Rugby Player Of The Decade

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World Rugby has been asking fans all week to vote for their World Rugby Player of the Decade and the list is now down to just four players.

One half of the draw saw Dan Carter and Aaron Smith pitted against one another, Jonathan Sexton against Owen Farrell, Will Genia against Beauden Barrett and Ma’a Nonu versus Bryan Habana.

Carter defeated Smith with Farrell coming out on top over Sexton before the New Zealander defeated the Saracens outhalf to make it through to the semi-finals. Barrett and Nonu won their respective match-ups against Genia and Habana, with Barrett then defeating his fellow countryman to make the semi-finals himself.

The other half of the draw saw Tendai Mtawarira come up against Richie McCaw, Brodie Retallick battle Sergio Parisse, Alun-Wyn Jones face David Pocock, with Sam Warburton and Kieran Read the remaining two contestants.

In the end, the All Blacks duo of Richie McCaw and Kieran Read made it through to face each other in their semi-final, leaving four New Zealanders to battle it out for the title of World Rugby Player of the Decade.

Who do you think deserves to win?

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