Certain players hog the headlines each weekend, but they wouldn’t be able to strut their stuff without the backing of men like these, writes Steven Smith.
1. Jackson Wray (Saracens)
A powerful, hard-hitting ball carrier, Wray is a highly skilled graduate of the Saracens academy who has gone on to achieve success at the senior level. With multiple Premierships and back-to-back Champions Cup medals, he’s probably one of the most successful club players never to play for England. The Sunderland-born back-rower collected both the Players’ Player and Fans’ Player of the Season awards last season.