Nakarawa rated 3rd best rugby player in the world by magazine

Rugby World magazine has rated Flying Fijians lock Leone Nakarawa as the third best rugby player in the world.

All Blacks fly-half and World Rugby’s player of the year Beauden Barrett was rated the second-best player, with the All Blacks getting just two players in the top 10 list while England fly-half Owen Farell sits at number one.

Farrell played a big role in England’s Six Nations win last year as well as the British and Irish Lions’ drawn series on New Zealand soil.

No French players made the top 10 while only one from Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

RUGBY WORLD TOP 20

Owen Farrell

Beauden Barrett

Leone Nakarawa

Maro Itoje

Israel Folau

Stuart Hogg

Jonathan Davies

Michael Hooper

Tadhg Furlong

Brodie Retallick

Rieko Ioane

Jonathan Sexton

Sam Cane

Kurtley Beale

Kieran Read

Kendra Cocksedge

Courtney Lawes

Sam Whitelock

Taulupe Faletau

Emily Scarratt

Source: stuff.co.nz

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