Popular New Zealand media outlet Stuff has had a go at naming the top 10 influential rugby players in the world right now and only one Lion made the cut.
Here’s how their list ranked:
#10. Siya Kolisi (South Africa)
“Inspirational leader, generational talent and sensational player, the Springboks skipper has emerged as one of the most influential figures in international rugby since rising, from humble beginnings in an Eastern Cape township, to the captaincy of his country”Embed from Getty Images
#9. Pablo Matera (Argentina)
“Big, strong and high skilled, this multi-faceted back-row player has become the most influential of the current generation of Argentina players.”Embed from Getty Images