The 30 best rugby players in the world 2017

With the mid-year British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand in the rear view mirror, now seems like a good time assess the state of the world game.

Wales Online undertook the task, casting their eye over the current crop of players, taking into account the rise and fall of certain players’ form during the Lions’ recent drawn series against the All Blacks.

The full list features nine players who wore the red Lions jumper, with the rankings rounded out by four Australians, two Argentinians, two Frenchman, one Italian, one Fijian and just a solitary South African.

You can rank the players yourself HERE.

The full list:

30. Stuart Hogg – Scotland

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29. Alun Wyn Jones – Wales

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28. Israel Dagg – New Zealand

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27. Wesley Fofana – France

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26. Agustin Creevy – Argentina 

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