Fans rank the top 10 England players amid Johnson vs Itoje debate - Ruck

Fans rank the top 10 England players amid Johnson vs Itoje debate

Martin Johnson or Maro Itoje: who you got?

Well, that’s the question on many Rugby fans’ lips at the moment as a fascinating debate about the two England icons is currently unfolding on social media.

Johnson vs Itoje debate

Following an office debate, we asked fans to select who was better in their prime with over 2,000 fans responding. The results? About even.

So, to help unpick the raging Johnson vs Itoje debate, be sure to check out where they rank amongst England’s 20 greatest ever players in the opinions of thousands of supporters.

We can do that by taking a peek at the interactive list titled: “The Best Rugby Players From England” over at Ranker, which allows fans to vote for who they think is the nation’s best ever male footballer.

With over 40,000 votes from more than 5,000 voters, it really is one of the closest ways we can get to fairly and objectively proclaiming the finest ever stars 

England’s 10 Greatest Players:

#10 Owen Farrell

For some reason, Farrell divides opinion like no other player. Personally I’m a huge fan. We think he embodies the competitiveness and professionalism which drives teams to great heights, although we accept that others have different views.

Owen Farrell of England warms up before the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

#9 Jason Leonard

From becoming, at 21, the youngest prop to play for England in Argentina in 1990 to his key role as a replacement in the World Cup final 13 years later, the boy from Barking was an immovable rock for his country. 8

#8 Rory Underwood

England’s all-time record try scorer with 49 tries in 85 games.