Ranking the 6 Best Wingers in Rugby History

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Ranking the 6 Best Wingers in Rugby History
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Looked upon by forwards worldwide as the glamour boys of rugby union, it’s hard to ignore the fact that wingers tend to be the ones on the end of scoring matters.

Raking in the adoration of the masses as a result, the decades have seen some of the fastest, most agile specimens to grace the sport come and go as quickly as their respective 100 metres times.

Taking into account the factor that points awarded for a try have changed slightly through the years, the following players all deserve a place among the sport’s finest, not for the teams they played a part in, but for the individual talents they were.

Whether it’s simply for their ability when crossing the whitewash, security offered in defence or, more rarely, their fine balance between the two, each and every player mentioned is sure to go down as one of the finest to have played down the flanks.

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