Rugby

Greatest Scrum Half

In memory of the late Joost van der Westhuizen, here’s the list of the best number 9’s.

  1. Gareth Edwards – without doubt the best scrum half ever and possibly the greatest player of all time. The man had everything.
  2. Joost van der Westhuizen – So brave. A ninth forward. Remember him taking down Jonah Lomu in the 1995 World Cup Final?
  3. George Gregan – a mouthy, abrasive character who had the ability to back up his talk.
  4. Nick Farr-Jones – a great leader and tactician.
  5. Justin Marshall – a physical player at the base of the scrum and a good reader of the game.
  6. Agustin Pinochet – an under-rated player who had excellent skills.
  7. Matt Dawson – The king of the sniping run.
  8. Rob Howley – an excellent player behind a poor pack.
  9. David Kirk – a feature of his game was his quick service to the backs. Another great captain.
  10. Gary Armstrong – a key member of the 1990 Scotland Grand Slam winning team. A tough competitor.

Here’s some Joost highlights

Most Six Nations Tries

To celebrate the start of the Six Nations, here’s the tournament’s greatest try scorers.

  1. Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland) – 26
  2. Ian Smith (Scotland) – 24
  3. Shane Williams (Wales) – 22
  4. Gareth Edwards (Wales) – 18
  5. CN Lowe (England) – 18
  6. Rory Underwood (England) – 18
  7. Ben Cohen (England) – 16
  8. Gerald Davies (Wales) – 16
  9. Kenny Jones (Wales) – 16
  10. Bill Llewellyn (Wales) – 16

Here’s some of BOD’s best tries