Ranking: The Top 5 Fullbacks In The World Right Now Statistically Speaking
Who’s the best fullback in the world right now?
Now that the November series is over with just England left to play Australia this weekend we thought it might be a good time to look at which players top the lists in their respective positions.
So far we’ve brought you scrumhalves and flankers, next up it’s time to look at fullbacks. The guys over at the The Rugby Net have done the all hard work, compiling all the stats and putting them together into a rankings list so we can see who’s performing the best in each position.
All Black Ben Smith tops the charts, closely followed by Australian Israel Folau. England and Harlequins star Mike Brown comes in at number three on the list with Scotland’s Stuart Hogg coming up just behind him at four. Which of the two, if any, will start for the Lions come next summer?
The last spot on the list goes to Pumas star Joaquin Tuculet who comes in at number five. What do you think of this list? Is it a fair reflection?
*The ratings are mathematically generated from a variety of objective criteria, meaning they aren’t simply an opinion of who is best, they are calculated by The Rugby Net Rating Engine. The Rating Engine takes in information (statistics, standings, match results, etc) and produces a rating for each player. For a full breakdown of the algorithm click here