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Two England stars named in the world’s top 10 best players by New Zealand media

3. Ardie Savea (New Zealand):

“Consistency in 2019 almost defied belief. From the opening round of Super Rugby, he was the best-performing player in New Zealand for almost every weekend of the year. Injury-enforced break at the start of 2020 not necessarily a bad thing to recharge the batteries.”

2. Cheslin Kolbe (South Africa):

“Almost single-handedly won the Top 14 for Toulouse in France last season with his ability to make tries out of nothing and proceeded to do exactly the same at the Rugby World Cup. Flies the flag for smaller wings everywhere and is virtually unplayable when he gets a bit of space.”


1. Pieter-Steph du Toit (South Africa):

“A 2-metre tackling machine who can stop a Vunipola brother in his tracks but can also produce a chip kick to set up a try, as he did against the Wallabies in the Rugby Championship. At 27, du Toit is well on his way to becoming a Springboks legend and he’ll be at his prime when he takes on the British and Irish Lions in 2021.”

Pieter-Steph Du Toit of South Africa during training session ahead of their Semi Final match on Saturday against New Zealand – Photo mandatory by-line: Gareth Davies/Pinnacle – Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 – Mobile:0797 1270 681 – VAT Reg No: 183700120 – 20/10/2015 – SPORT – RUGBY UNION – RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 – South Africa Training – Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, Surrey, England.

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