Our series of the greatest players in Super Rugby history is back, with this edition looking at the top ten locks in the competition's history.
Lock might not be the most glamorous position on the field. The work of these men tends to go unnoticed, as they look to hit rucks, secure the ball, make tackles and win the line-out ball. This means they quite often go unnoticed to the untrained eye.
The contribution of the locks can never be understated. They, along with the front row, are key in gaining ascendancy up front, allowing the loose forwards to range, and the backs to operate with front foot ball. Without good ball, it is nearly impossible to win a game, and it is this more than anything that shows the importance of a tight forward.
This list looks at ten of the best locks in Super Rugby history. The number doubles for this list as there are two locks on the field, so therefore twice as may players vying for the position.
The usual rules of only being picked based on Super Rugby form and only being considered for one position still apply.