Rugby: Top 5 Left Wingers in Super Rugby History

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Rugby: Top 5 Left Wingers in Super Rugby History
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We continue our series of the greatest ever Super Rugby players by looking at the top-five left wingers.

The skill set required by these men has developed in the same way as it has done for right wingers over the course of Super Rugby history.

In the early years, a running approach was taken to the game, and a winger's ability to finish and create for himself was key, with other factors such as catching and kicking being seen as less important.

But due to the variable rule interpretations over the years, a much more conservative approach was taken by many teams, and the ability of wingers to catch and kick became paramount to success.

While it’s easy to say that some of the destroyers in the early years of the competition wouldn’t cope with the skill set required to play this game now, it could also be said that if they had to they would have developed those skills if they were playing in this era.

Therefore, it’s key to remember that you can only judge a player on his impact during his own era, to an extent at least.

As always, each player is available for selection in just one position and the list only takes into account Super Rugby performances, not international or provincial form.

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