Rugby Union Power Rankings: The 11 Best Players in the Southern Hemisphere

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Rugby Union Power Rankings: The 11 Best Players in the Southern Hemisphere
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2012 looks to be a big year for Southern Hemisphere rugby, with the inclusion of Argentina into the newly named Rugby Championship. This follows a 2011 which saw the Web Ellis Trophy return there once more, making it seven out of eight.

With five of the six nominees for IRB International Player of the Year going to Southern Hemisphere players, there is no denying that there are some damn good players on this side of the world.

These 11 players are standouts for their teams and are bound to make an impact once test season comes about.

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