Ranked! The 10 best Six Nations goalkickers of the 21st century
They’re rugby’s coolest characters and worth their weight in gold for any team with aspirations of Grand Slam glory in the Six Nations Championship.
You have a number of great kickers, such as Owen Farrell, Greig Laidlaw and Johnny Sexton, playing in the 2018 Six Nations.
But where do these match-winners rate among the best kickers of all-time in the Six Nations championships?
Here, in the pictures below, we count down from 10 to one……
10. Greig Laidlaw – Scotland
Hasn’t the firepower of those above him in the list but if there’s one thing Laidlaw knows, it’s his limitations in the kicking stakes. Takes the kicks within range and when in doubt hands over the duties to Stuart Hogg. Has 614 points from 62 matches with many of those games coming in the darkest days of Scottish rugby.
9. Owen Farrell – England
The son of rugby league great and former England centre Andy, Owen Farrell is one of the rising stars of English rugby with his game management and goal-kicking prowess making him an exciting option at either fly-half or centre. The only way is up for Farrell on this list.
8. Paul Grayson England
Grayson played 32 times for England and scored 400 points for the national team in an international career that spanned nine years. Second on the English all-time list behind Jonny Wilkinson and could have had more caps had it not been for arguably England’s greatest outside-half ousting him.
7. Stephen Jones – Wales
The fly-half carved out a reputation as one of rugby’s most reliable fly-half’s and holds the record as Wales’ most-capped player. A trusty kicker to follow in the boot-steps of Neil Jenkins, Jones was a prominent figure in Wales winning the 2005 Grand Slam bagging 14 points in their thrilling second-half fightback in France and 16 in the final day decider against Ireland.