Top 5 Fly-Halfs in Super Rugby History

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Top 5 Fly-Halfs in Super Rugby History
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This week we continue our series of the greatest players in Super Rugby history by looking at the best to wear the No. 10 jersey.

Fly-half, or first five-eighth, is one of the most important positions on a rugby field, as it is the man in this jersey that makes the majority of the decisions. The fly-half must run the game, sum up a situation and decide what the best option to take is.

The skill set generally requires someone with a good boot who knows when to use it, while also being able to use his back line outside him effectively. Being able to run is generally a characteristic of a good fly-half. Being a strong defender, though, is what will separate the good ones from the great ones.

Above all, though, it is the ability to use these skills intelligently that determines how good a fly-half truly is.

There's been some good ones in the first 16 years of Super Rugby and you need only look at the number of championships between the men on the following slides to see just how important having an intelligent fly-half is in this competition.

As always, a player is only eligible for selection in one position and only Super Rugby form is taken into account.

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