Rugby’s Top 10 Fly Halves in 2014

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With the majority of 2014 over and done with we look at the top 10 fly halves this year and rank them in descending order…

10.Nicholas Sanchez

In Nicholas Sanchez it finally looks like Los Pumas have a fly half they can trust in over the next few years after he had a fantastic outing in this years Rugby Championship.

9.Finn Russell

Finn Russell has to be one of the most exciting young fly halves in the northern hemisphere and looks set to have a huge future for Scotland after some fantastic performances during the November Internationals.

8.Dan Biggar

Biggar seems to have finally settled the Welsh fly half debate after a number of standout performances over the last few months proved that he is capable of stepping up at international level.

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7.Dan Carter

Normally Carter would be much higher up this list, however injuries have somewhat hampered his progress over the last 12 months meaning he wasn’t fully match fit when he did have chance to play.

6.Aaron Cruden

Cruden is another All Blacks fly half who has struggled a little bit for form this year after injuries set him back, His goal kicking has been a particular area for concern, although he still looks dangerous ball in hand.

5.Handre Pollard

Pollard really made his mark on the international scene at the end of this years Rugby Championship and will be battling hard for a place in the Springboks starting lineup ahead of the World Cup next year.

4.Beauden Barrett

Of all of the All Blacks fly halves, Barrett has probably been the most consistent this year, although doubts must still remain over a few areas of his game which could hold back his challenge for a start next year.

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3.Pat Lambie

Lambie has had a bit of a mixed season with injuries slowing his progress slightly, however he came good in the end of year internationals this time around and looks likely to start for the Boks next year.

2.Bernard Foley

Foley has somewhat jumped up the ranking this year thanks to a combination of his superb form for the Waratahs in Super Rugby and as a result of a number of other fly halves struggling for form in 2014.

1.Johnny Sexton

Of all the fly halves on this list, Sexton has been the one who has performed most consistently over the last 12 months and really made his mark during the November Internationals.

Who do you think has been the best fly half in the world during 2014?

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  1. Sexton was a class above everyone else. Looking forward to seeing him shine under Schmidt this year, they seem to have a great working relationship.

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