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

#3. Caelan Doris (Ireland)

After grappling with concussion worries, Doris has emerged as a dominant figure in the highest echelons of the sport. Excelling primarily at the scrum’s foundation, this back-row player seamlessly combines nuanced footwork and deft handling alongside exceptional athleticism. Moreover, he maintains his reputation as a formidable presence during defensive breakdowns. Doris epitomises class and versatility, often conjuring moments of sheer brilliance on the field.

#2. Siya Kolisi (South Africa)

South Africa’s charismatic captain captivated his team and the world with his pre and post match speeches during this year’s World Cup, but the ability to be a stand out player among a team of stand out players proves that he can also walk the walk.

#1. Ardie Savea (New Zealand)

An explosive back-rower, Savea’s versatility and aggression set him apart. His breakdown dominance, ball-carrying strength, and defensive tenacity make him a vital asset for the All Blacks. A player whose intensity shapes both set pieces and open play.