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Savea, Smith Chosen in Top 10 Players in World

  • Savea, Smith Chosen in Top 10 Players in World

Hurricanes backs Julian Savea and Conrad Smith have made the top 10 in the Telegraph's top 100 players in world rugby.

Savea and Smith were part of 21 All Blacks chosen by the UK newspaper as the 'Top 100 rugby union players selected at number four and number nine respectively.

The top spot was taken by Crusaders flanker and All Blacks captain Richie McCaw while second and third spots were also Kiwis in the form of Crusaders number 8 Kieran Read and Chiefs lock Brodie Retalick.

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The panel selecting the Top 100 was made up by the Telegraph's rugby experts including former England wing Austin Healey and former Scotland coach Sir Ian McGeechan.

Other Hurricanes to make the Top 100 include second five-eighth Ma'a Nonu (33), hooker Dane Coles (53) and first five-eighth Beauden Barrett (72).

You can find the full list in pictures on the Telegraph's website here.

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