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BREAKING: England’s Courtney Lawes ‘absent’ ahead of World Cup opener

60. Waisea Nayacalevu (Fiji)

59. UJ Seuteni (Samoa)

58. Jamison Gibson-Park (Ireland)

57. Kurt-Lee Arendse (South Africa)

56. Beauden Barrett (New Zealand)

55. Maro Itoje (England)

They wrote: “One of the game’s great competitors. Detractors might proffer that Itoje’s strengths have been figured out and neutralised by opponents, but he merits a place for his consistency here if nothing else. A born winner, his performances never drop below eight out of ten. In the court of public opinion, he is arguably a victim of his own early-career success.”

54. Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

53. Siya Kolisi (South Africa)

52. Codie Taylor (New Zealand)

51. Lu khanyo Am (South Africa)

50. Pieter-Steph du Toit (South Africa)

49. Davit Niniashvili (Georgia)

48. Mack Hansen (Ireland)

47. Taniela Tupou (Australia)

46. Rieko Ioane (New Zealand)

45. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)

44. Marika Koroibete (Australia)

43. Charles Ollivon (France)

42. Cyril Baille (France)

41. Gabin Villière (France)