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The 15 best European players named – only ONE Englishmen included

Wales Online have controversially ranked the top 15 players in Europe right now – and only one England international makes the list.

Here, they’ve picked out the best 15 players in the northern hemisphere from the last season.

There is no room for England stars Tom Curry and Owen Farrell with Wales international George North a controversial inclusion.

See their full selection here.

WALES ONLINE: TOP 15 EUROPEAN PLAYERS

#15. Gael Fickou (France)

#14. Finn Russell (Scotland)

They said: “In the third Test against the ‘Boks, Russell answered a number of questions about his big match temperament, dispelling the idea that it’s either boom or bust with him. He knew when to go to his box of tricks and when to be pragmatic. A good year for the fly-half.”

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#13. Matthieu Jalibert (France)

#12. Wyn Jones (Wales)

#11. Tadhg Beirne (Ireland)

They said: “His career has gone from strength to strength since he made a name for himself at the Scarlets. Was the turnover king in this year’s Six Nations, earning himself a well-deserved spot on the Lions tour.”

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