The Ten Greatest Centres Of All-Time Have Been Ranked

Midfield maestros.

Rugby writers Stephen Jones and Stuart Barnes are back with another ‘all-time’ list – this time looking at the ten greatest centres of all-time.

Interestingly, former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll fails to top either man’s list with the legendary outside centre coming in at second on both lists.

The outspoken J0nes has gone with Jeremy Guscott as his greatest midfield maestro of all-time with France Bunde, Phillipe Sella and Danie Gerber all making his top 5. Fellow Welshman Jonathan Davies just misses out, coming in at sixth.

Barnes meanwhile has gone with legendary Wallaby Tim Horan as his greatest centre of all-time with Ma’a Nonu, Yannick Jauzion and Guscott making up the rest of his top 5.


1 Jeremy Guscott

2 Brian O’Driscoll

3 Frank Bunce

4 Philippe Sella

5 Danie Gerber

6 Jonathan Davies

7 Keith Jarrett

8 Seru Rabeni

9 Jim Renwick

10= Will Greenwood

10= Gavin Henson


1 Tim Horan

2 Brian O’Driscoll

3 Ma’a Nonu

4 Yannick Jauzion

5 Jeremy Guscott

6 Philippe Sella

7 Frank Bunce

8 Danie Gerber

9 Conrad Smith

10 Mike Gibson

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