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“Exceptional athleticism” – Top 10 rugby forwards in the world ranked

Currently, the esteemed World Rugby’s top 10 forwards include the dynamic presence of England’s Maro Itoje, alongside the formidable talents of two Irish stars.

In the electrifying arena of rugby, where collisions are seismic and dominance is measured in grit and power, the role of forwards stands as the bedrock upon which victories are forged.

As the world eagerly watches the unfolding drama on the field, the spotlight intensifies on those behemoths of the game whose Herculean efforts propel their teams towards glory.

In the ever-evolving landscape of rugby, 2024 emerges as a year of fierce competition and unparalleled talent.

Join us as we embark on a journey to unveil the ten titans who have risen above the rest, earning their place among the elite, as we rank the top forwards in world rugby for 2024.

#10. Grégory Alldritt (France)

France’s formidable number 8, Alldritt’s powerful ball-carrying and breakdown skills define his impact. His ability to create momentum with every touch, coupled with his tenacious defensive efforts, solidify his position as a driving force in France’s forward pack.

#9. Pieter-Steph Du Toit (South Africa)

The 2 metre tall back rower almost lost a leg in 2020 due to a rare condition, but has now won yet another World Cup and made 28 tackles in a World Cup final just three years later. Not much more needs to be said. Probably the best flanker in the world currently.

#8. Tadhg Beirne (Ireland)

Beirne’s versatility as a lock and back-row player elevates Ireland’s options. His athleticism, lineout skills, and aggressive breakdown work set him apart. An asset in both set pieces and open play, he consistently impacts the game.