Rugby is a sport full of energy, passion and enthusiasm. In some circles it is also known as a gentle mans game due to the high level of talent required for the game. The game has a wide fan base around the world and there are quite a number of leagues and tournaments involving teams from different countries. The dashing across the field and the high energy tackles must be the most attractive things in the sport. There are different rugby players who have made a name for themselves in the sport. Most people keep asking who’s 2014’s top rugby player? But the list is never stable based on the new talent that is always coming up from different parts of the world.
Rugby has different positions involved and there are players who have done exceptionally well for the first part of the year in these positions. Some of the things that can be used in compiling a list of the top 10 players of 2014 include but not limited to things such as the current international rank of the team, the performances during big games and the consistency of the player across the year. There are obviously other factors that are considered in the compilation such as the personal efforts that lead to wins or keep the team at certain ranks and exceptional techniques used during a game.
Since the year has not yet reached the first quarter, the best players in rugby 2014 will have some of the players that were placed in the same list in the previous year. This is based on the few games that have been played in the beginning part of the year. Since the list compilation looks at the consistency of the players to showcase a high performance trend, there is need to include quite a number of games in the listing.
Below are some players that are worthy being in the world’s 10 best rugby players list Rugby world rankings :
- Conrad Smith – All Blacks
- Wesley Fofana – France
- Richie MacCaw –All Blacks
- Sergio Parisse – Italy
- Ben Smith- All Blacks
- Israel Folau – Australia
- George North – The Lions
- Leigh Halfpenny – the Lions
- Eben Etzebeth – Spring Boks
- Kieran Read – All blacks
These players are just part of the top best players in 2014 because as the sport continues, there are always emerging talents and it has become a trend that the new younger players do better than their predecessors. We can now watch as the titans clash and new best players are born through their performance in the matches played in leagues and tournaments.