4. Aaron Smith (New Zealand)
They said: “The scrum-half is the mastermind behind New Zealand’s tactical battles and knows when to kick and chase like no other. Smith will likely surpass 100 caps for New Zealand in 2021.
“His form for the All Blacks in recent years, coupled with his durability in a Highlanders team that runs hot and cold, is why he remains high on this list.”
DID YOU KNOW? Smith became the most-capped scrum-half in New Zealand’s history in the 2018 season