Popular Welsh referee flanker Nigel Owens recently picked his all-time dream team, singling these five out for specific praise.
5. Dan Carter (New Zealand)
OWENS SAID: “There are lots of outside-halves who have been great, but not one who has done it over so many years like Carter. Before the 2015 World Cup, some people said he was past his best and wouldn’t make the New Zealand squad for the tournament. But for Carter to come back from injury and play as well as he did then is a sign of a special player.”