Here we pick our top five best scrum-halves of all time. We’ve used a number of stats to quantify our rankings, as well as a player’s overall contribution to the game. So who makes it into our top five?
All stats come from ESPN.com and are correct as of the publish date.
5 Best Scrum-Halves Of All Time
#5 Matt Dawson (England)
Sometimes England legend Matt Dawson does not get the recognition he probably deserves as his resume stacks up against any other scrum-half to have played the game.
His greatest achievement would be his leading role in England’s World Cup triumph in 2003, but he also boasts a winning Lions tour and Heineken Cup victory. A natural leader on the field he made 77 caps and impressed everyone with his slick all-around game.
Did you know? He finished second to Mark Ramprakash in Strictly Come Dancing in 2006.