#1. Gareth Edwards (Wales)
Woodward said: “The greatest talent I played against was Gareth Edwards. He was in his last season and I was in my first.
“His talent was undiminished and he had a great aura. His banter with his old Lions mate Bob Hiller was also priceless. As a coach, it is Jason Robinson.
“He was a sponge and soaked up every single rugby union skill. By the end he was probably the best kicker out of hand we had, he laid the ball back at rucks perfectly and his tackle technique was perfect. What a player.”