With the majority of 2014 over and done with we look at the top 10 inside centres this year and rank them in descending order…
*Malakai Fekitoa has been included in the outside centres list
Nadolo has had a superb season in Super Rugby and has followed it up with some impressive performances for Fiji. He will be hoping to continue this good form through into 2015.
A lot has been expected of Henshaw with the retirement of Brian O’Driscoll, however he has coped admirably with every situation thrown at him and looks a real prospect for Ireland.
Roberts is another Welshman to have had something of an indifferent season for club and country, however he has shown glimpses of his best as he helped get Wales over the gainline during their November tests.
Beale may have had one of the most turbulent years of his career with off the field incidents reducing his playing time for the Wallabies, however when he has played he has been key for both club and country.
Giteau may be the forgotten man of Australian rugby, however he has been in sensational form for Toulon as he helped guide them to the Top 14 and Heineken Cup double before helping replace Jonny Wilkinson.
5.Sonny Bill Williams
Williams may have only just stepped back into Union in October, however he has shown enough to suggest he could well be a key man for the All Blacks next year, despite not looking quite at his best.
Despite the Wallabies troubles over the last 12 months, Toomua has been one of their stand-out players, slotting in at inside centre and acting as an additional playmaker in a dangerous looking backline.
Fofana has struggled to live up to his early international form over the last year or two, however in the November internationals it looked like he is finally getting back to his best at a key time for France.
The development of Nonu has been seriously impressive over the last 12 – 18 months as he improved on his play with an impressive kicking game that has become key for club and country.
1.Jean de Villiers
It’s a huge disappointment that de Villiers now looks set to sit out a large chunk of next year after picking up a knee injury in his final game of 2014, such is the year he has had for both club and country.
Who do you think has been the best inside centre in the world during 2014?