Ahead of the 2021 Six Nations, the Radio Times have ranked their 10 best rugby players in the world.
Huge names, such as England back-rowers Sam Underhill and Tom Curry missing out, with fans baffled by George North’s inclusion.
Below is RadioTimes list of the best rugby players in the world in 2021. Do you agree with their somewhat strange selection?
10. George North (Wales)
DID YOU KNOW? In June 2019, North married his long-term partner, the Olympic cyclist Becky James
9. Owen Farrell (England)
DID YOU KNOW? Farrell held the record of youngest player ever to appear in English professional rugby union after playing for Saracens 11 days after his 17th birthday, in a 26–17 home defeat against Llanelli Scarlets in the EDF Energy Cup on 5 October 2008, until this record was broken in November 2009 by George Ford of Leicester Tigers
8. Pablo Matera (Argentina)
DID YOU KNOW? Matera has been a regular starter for Argentina since his debut in 2013, having played over 50 tests for his national team