The Top 50 Rugby Players On The Planet Right Now


Welsh media outlet WalesOnline have been compiling their list of the Top 50 rugby players on the planet for the past few weeks and the list is finally complete.

Interestingly only 2 northern hemisphere players make the top 10. Racing Metro outhalf Dan Carter tops their list after an impressive year that saw him lift the World Cup as well as being named World Player of the Year.

Check out the full list below and let us know what you think in the Facebook comments.

50. Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)
49. Sean O’Brien (Ireland)
48. Dane Coles (New Zealand)
47. Justin Tipuric (Wales)
46. Santiago Cordero (Argentina)
45. Mike Brown (England)
44. Stephen Moore (Australia)
43. Nemani Nadolo (Fiji)
42. Handre Pollard (South Africa)
41. Agustin Creevy (Argentina)
40. Scott Fardy (Australia)
39. Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand)
38. Ramiro Herrera (Argentina)
37. Lood de Jager (South Africa)
36. Paul O’Connell (Ireland)
35. Scott Sio (Australia)
34. Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia)
33. Adam Ashley Cooper (Australia)
32. Nicolas Sanchez (Argentina)
31. Juan Imhoff (Argentina)
30. Dan Biggar (Wales)
29. Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)
28. Taulupe Faletau (Wales)
27. Eben Etzebeth (South Africa)
26. Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)
25. Nehe Milner Skudder (New Zealand)
24. Sam Warburton (Wales)
23. Drew Mitchell (Australia)
22. Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)
21. Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)
20. Bernard Foley (Australia)
19. Fourie du Preez (South Africa)
18. Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (Argentina)
17. Ben Smith (New Zealand)
16. Francois Louw (South Africa)
15. Kieran Read (New Zealand)
14. Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
13. Conrad Smith (New Zealand)
12. Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand)
11. Matt Giteau (Australia)
10. Israel Folau (Australia)
9. Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
8. Michael Hooper (Australia)
7. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)
6. Schalk Burger (South Africa)
5. Bryan Habana (South Africa)
4. Julian Savea (New Zealand)
3. Sergio Parisse (Italy)
2. David Pocock (Australia)
1. Dan Carter (New Zealand)

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