England, Leicester and Lions legend Martin Johnson has listed his five favourite second-rows from down the years.
Here are the five players as ranked by the legendary former England captain.
#5. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)
The world’s most capped player (160 international caps, 148 for Wales), who led Wales to the 2021 Guinness Six Nations title. He’s also a four-time tourist with the British & Irish Lions (2009,2013,2017,2021).
Johnson said: “Alun’s consistency over such a long time has been amazing, an incredible career.”