WORLD XV: Read, Parisse, Vunipola? Who is the world’s best Number 8?

2. Billy Vunipola – England

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The spearhead of England’s surge to successive Six Nations titles, injury robbed Vunipola junior of a tilt at Lions glory this summer. The Saracen is a fearsome carrying force and still only 24.

An incredible ball carrier and relentlessly strong in either the maul or tackle.