England and Leicester Tigers star George Ford has revealed to Rugby World the five best number 10’s he’s played with or against.
Instead of simply listing five great players, he broke it down into particular attributes. Read on to see who Ford selected.
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Best place-kicking 10: Jonny Wilkinson
“I’d have to say Jonny (Wilkinson), not only for his longevity, but for his consistency. Everyone talks about the hard work he puts in – and I’ve been lucky enough to have a few sessions with him – but what I like is as games get bigger, say the Heineken Cup Final, or Top 14 final, his place kicking gets even better. He doesn’t wilt under pressure. He could also punished teams with drop goal from his left or right boot. His advice was to practice with an outcome at the end and concentrate on my technique so when the crowd are on your back and the tension is building, you shut the close down, focus and get the job done.”