Who were the world’s best and worst players during the calendar year of 2021.
RUCK ranks the performances of the best performers and most underwhelming players throughout the last 12 months..
#3. Maro Itoje (England)
Following an outstanding British and Irish Lions series for Itoje on a personal level, the second-row was once again one of England’s stars in the end-of-year campaign.
#2. Ardie Savea (New Zealand)
The 28-year-old has played 59 Tests for New Zealand and became only the 70th player to lead the renowned black and white jersey of the All Blacks when he was handed the captaincy in August this year during The Rugby Championship.