Ranking the 6 Best Props in Rugby History

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Ranking the 6 Best Props in Rugby History
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The men of the front row are often overlooked when it comes to the headlines and glittering prizes, but the prop forwards are the unsung heroes of any successful team.

Over the years they have evolved from blubbery piano shifters with little else to do other than scrummage, to monstrous specimens who combine raw power in the set piece with ferocious defensive work and all-round athleticism.

Here are six who brought a combination of strength, guile and a bit of devil to the art of prop play to make my six best of all time.

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