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

10. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)

9. Maro Itoje (England)

8. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)

Johnny Sexton of Ireland celebrates after the six Nations Championship match, between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, London , UK, on the 17th March 2017. (Photo:Dean Lancaster/PPAUK)

7. Jonathan Davies (Wales)

6. Billy Vunipola (England)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens looks dejected after losing during the Aviva Premiership Semi Final Match between Exeter Chiefs and Saracens at Sandy Park, Exeter, Devon on May 20. – PHOTO: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK