The tenth edition of the greatest players in Super Rugby history series looks at the sport's top five blindside flankers.
Uses for a man in this position can vary largely, based on the team. Whether because of the skill set he possesses, the game plan of the team or the threats posed by the opposition, a variety of player-types have worn this jersey.
However, if you were to describe the stereotypical blindside flanker, he would be a warrior—tough as nails, brutal on defence and brings the physicality that often gets teams on the front foot. Some range wider than others and some may possess better ball skills, but these are mere bonuses as the way they throw their bodies around tends to make them important to their team.
There have been plenty of top players in this position over the years in Super Rugby, but this list profiles five of the very best. Remember, a player who can play multiple positions is only eligible for selection in one position and only Super Rugby form is taken into account