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The 5 Best Scrum-Halves Of All Time, Ranked

#1 Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa)

Springbok icon Joost van der Westhuizen was a national hero, always giving full commitment and always guaranteeing supreme physicality in every game he played in.

England v South Africa, Twickenham, London 2/12/2000. Off the back of the scrum/ scrum-Half (SA)Joost VAN DER WESTHUIZEN passes the ball out as (E) Matt DAWSON tries to close down the oppisition

The intelligent tactician played a key role in the Springboks’ 1995 World Cup triumph in South Africa. He scored a fantastic 38 tries in 89 Tests, but post-Rugby Van der Westhuizen faced his biggest challenge yet after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2011. We lost the legend in early February 2017.

He is not only one of the greatest scrum-halves of all time but probably one of the top 10 players in the history of the game.

Did you know? The scrum-half was inducted into the IRB International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007.