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Stephen Jones places Carter and Wilkinson low on his list of best fly-halves

Andrew Mehrtens was a better No 10 than Dan Carter, according to journalist Stephen Jones.

Jones has had another lively debate with his fellow rugby writer at the Sunday Times, Stuart Barnes, this time over who has been rugby’s best first-five.

RANKING:

Stuart Barnes’ top 10 No 10s: 1 Dan Carter (New Zealand), 2 Phil Bennett (Wales), 3 Mark Ella (Australia), 4 Barry John (Wales), 5 Jonny Wilkinson (England), 6 Jonathan Davies (Wales), 7 Stephen Larkham (Australia), 8 Michael Lynagh (Australia), 9 Ronan O’Gara (Ireland), 10 Grant Fox (New Zealand).

VIEWS STEPHEN JONES TOP 10 ON PAGE TWO


2 Responses

  1. David Fredrickson

    Dai Watkins an overlooked great: prototype for Jiffy’s triumphant RL switch 20 years on. Searing gas, tough, goalkicker. What was his passing like (I don’t know)? Ella (magical 10, sin of omission) and John always brought other runners into play.
    Great to see Rutherford in there too Stephen, and fun to post a revisionist list but imho even as a Wales supporter the likes of Carter shd be higher in the pantheon.

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