Ranking the Six Best Full-Backs in History

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Ranking the Six Best Full-Backs in History
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Forever looked upon as the last bastion of defence but always a useful asset in attack, modern rugby’s full-back is arguably among the most demanding positions in terms of all-round contribution.

However, this wasn’t always the case and the changing of rules, environments and athletes on the whole has born witness to some differing styles down the years.

Regardless of era, however, the following six players can all be considered as great influencers of getting the full-back to where it is now, with some of those included still having a say on its development.

Whether they were simply great at the time or would give the game a run for its money if they were to return now, the names ahead can truly be considered the best the sport has seen.

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