WORLD XV: Coles, Creevy, George? Who is the world’s best hooker?

3. Rory Best – Ireland

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Touring with the British & Irish Lions this summer, Best showed at times how fierce he is at the breakdown and how reliable he can be with his lineout throwing. He also loves a turnover.

A pivotal figure in the 2014 and 2015 Six Nations wins, has captained his country well and is effectively deployed as an extra loose forward.