Ranking: The Top 5 Flyhalves In The World Right Now Statistically Speaking


Who’s the best flyhalf in the world right now?

Now that the November series is over with just England left to play Australia this weekend we thought it might be a good time to look at which players top the lists in their respective positions.

So far we’ve brought you scrumhalvesflankers and fullbacks next up it’s time to look at flyhalves. The guys over at the The Rugby Net have done the all hard work, compiling all the stats and putting them together into a rankings list so we can see who’s performing the best in each position.


World Rugby Player of the Year Beauden Barrett tops the list unsurprisingly. Wales playmaker Dan Biggar comes in at second, closely followed by England and Bath star George Ford.

Wallabies star Bernard Foley comes in at fourth on the list with another All Black making up the top five in the form of Aaron Cruden. There’s no room for the likes of Johnny Sexton and Nicolas Sanches of Argentina who come in at seven and six respectively.

Johnny Sexton doesn't make the top 5.

Johnny Sexton doesn’t make the top 5.

*The ratings are mathematically generated from a variety of objective criteria, meaning they aren’t simply an opinion of who is best, they are calculated by The Rugby Net Rating Engine. The Rating Engine takes in information (statistics, standings, match results, etc) and produces a rating for each player. For a full breakdown of the algorithm click here


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