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Finn Russell named the 19th best rugby player in the world

#15. Will Jordan (New Zealand)

An exciting fullback/winger, Jordan’s speed and finishing ability make him a try-scoring machine. His support play and elusive running lines exploit defensive gaps. His presence adds a dynamic edge to the All Blacks’ attacking strategies.

#14. 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.

#13. Scott Barrett (New Zealand)

A robust lock/flanker, Barrett’s physicality and tireless work ethic make him an asset to New Zealand’s forward pack. His lineout expertise and powerful ball-carrying contribute to the All Blacks’ dominance in set pieces and loose play.

#12. Damian Penaud (France)

Penaud’s flair as a center/winger adds a creative dimension to France’s backline. His ability to break tackles and create scoring opportunities, combined with his defensive resolve, makes him a crucial player in France’s strategies.

#11. Lukhanyo Am (South Africa)

Am’s skillful play at center bolsters the Springboks’ backline. His defensive prowess, distribution, and ability to create space for teammates highlight his versatility. A player who combines finesse with physicality on the field.