Rugby World Cup: The Telegraph’s 20 best rugby players in the world

15.Rieko Ioane (New Zealand)

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – SEPTEMBER 30: Sonny Bill Williams and Rieko Ioane of New Zealand celebrate with the trophy after winning a match between New Zealand and Argentina as part of Rugby Championship 2017 at Jose Amalfitani Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images)

14. Aaron Smith (New Zealand)

13. David Pocock (Australia)

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: David Pocock of Australia celebrates victory after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 3, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

12. Ben Smith (New Zealand)

11. Faf de Klerk (South Africa)

Gallagher Man of the Match is Faf de Klerk of Sale Sharks after the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Bath Rugby and Sale Sharks at The Recreation Ground on December 2nd 2018, Bath, England (Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK)