The Top 5

thetop5You probably spotted us over on Twitter & Facebook the past couple of days running polls on the Top 5 Players in the 9 positions categories in the past decade. After hours of polling, sifting through comments and tweets we’ve finally put together the Top 5 in each of the positions as Voted by YOU the fans through our various social media sites. I’m sure many of you will differ in opinion and we want to hear from you! Remember we’re trying to focus solely on performances in the past decade so the likes of Jonah Lomu, David Campese, Keith Wood etc. were not considered (All would easily make the all-time lists)

We’re gonna start off with the Props, notable mentions who didn’t make the ┬áTop 5: John Afoa, Andrew Sheridan, Gethin Jenkins, Os Du Randt.

Here’s the Top 5 in no particular order according to our polls:

  • John Hayes
  • Martin Castrogiovanni
  • Adam Jones
  • Carl Hayman
  • Phil Vickery

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Next we’re gonna look at the Hookers, notable mentions who didn’t make the Top 5: Jerry Flannery, Bismarck Du Plessis, Schalk Brits

Here’s the Top 5 in no particular order according to our Polls:

  • John Smit
  • Keven Mealamu
  • Mario Ledesma
  • William Servat
  • Raphael Ibanez

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Up Next is the Locks, notable mentions who didn’t make the cut: Victor Matfield, Simon Shaw, Chris Jack, Alun Wyn Jones

Here’s the Top 5 in no particular order according to our Polls:

  • Paul O’Connell
  • Martin Johnson
  • Brad Thorn
  • Bakkies Botha
  • Ali Williams

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Next Up is the Top 5 Back-Rowers of the Past Decade, notable mentions who didn’t quite make it include: Schalk Burger, Pierre Spies, Sam Warburton, David Pocock, Rocky Elsom

Here’s the Top 5 in no particular order according to our Polls:

  • Thierry Dusautoir
  • David Wallace
  • Richie McCaw
  • Sergio Parisse
  • George Smith

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Up Next is the Top 5 Scrum-Halves of the last Decade, notable mentions include: Morgan Parra, Byron Kelleher, Kahn Fotuali’i, Peter Stringer

Here’s the Top 5 in no particular order according to our Polls:

  • George Gregan
  • Will Genia
  • Fourie du Preez
  • Piri Weepu
  • Mike Phillips

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Next is the Top 5 Out-Halves of the last Decade, notable mentions who didn’t make the list include: Johnny Sexton, Stephen Jones

Here’s the Top 5 in no particular order according to our Polls:

  • Jonny Wilkinson
  • Dan Carter
  • Ronan O’Gara
  • Morne Steyn
  • Felipe Contepomi

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Next is the Top 5 Centres of the last Decade, notable mentions include: Yannick Jauzion, Conrad Smith, Aurelien Rougerie

Here’s the Top 5 in no particular order according to our Polls:

  • Brian O’Driscoll
  • Matt Giteau
  • Tana Umaga
  • Jamie Roberts
  • Ma’a Nonu

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Up Next is the Top 5 Wingers of the Past Decade, notable mentions who didn’t make the cut include: Tommy Bowe, Isa Nacewa, Julian Savea, Drew Mitchell, JP Pietersen

Here’s the Top 5 in no particular order according to our Polls:

  • Shane Williams
  • Doug Howlett
  • Brian Habana
  • Vincent Clerc
  • Sitiveni Sivivatu

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And finally the Top 5 Fullbacks of the last Decade, notable mentions who didn’t make the cut include: Josh Lewsey, Gareth Thomas, Chris Paterson, Rob Kearney

Here’s the Top 5 in no particular order according to our Polls:

  • Percy Montgomery
  • Jason Robinson
  • Mils Muliaina
  • Israel Dagg
  • Leigh Halfpenny

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There it is The Top 5 to end all Top 5’s… As Voted by YOU! Don’t hesitate to let us know who you think is missing from any of the positions that deserves a spot in the Top 5 or a least a mention. The data was put together quickly over a space of two days so i’m sure we missed a few players! After all we’re just a bunch of LADS who LOVE the game…

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