The Potential World Beaters XV


We take a look at those players who already breaking into their national teams, but are still yet to reach their full potential…

15.Liam Williams

The Welsh full back will be pushing Leigh Halfpenny hard for the starting shirt when he returns to fitness, and has already proven to be an important member of Warren Gatland’s backline.

14.Anthony Watson

It looks like long term Watson is likely to find himself at full back, but for the time being at least, he represents one of the most exciting English wingers in a very long time.

13.Jesse Kriel

The Springboks outside centre already looks at home on the international stage having marked his debut with a try and a top class performance he will be hoping to maintain.

12.Malakai Fekitoa

With Nonu and Smith both heading to France after the World Cup, it appears that Fekitoa is going to be thrust into the limelight where he will be a key player for the All Blacks for many years.

11.Nehe Milner-Skudder

2015 has been the breakout year for Milner-Skudder who has proven to be one of the most exciting talents in Super Rugby and looks set for a crack at claiming an All Blacks shirt.

10.George Ford

Ford is already looking a strong contender to start for England at the World Cup, however the scary prospect is that he still has plenty to improve so will only get better.

9.TJ Perenara

All Blacks scrum half TJ Perenara is going to find it hard to leapfrog compatriot Aaron Smith, but he has the potential to be a key player for Steve Hansen’s side.

8.Facundo Isa

The Los Pumas back rower has just signed for their Super Rugby side and looks to have a bright future representing them at both club and international level.

7.Sam Cane

With Richie McCaw looking likely to retire after the World Cup, Cane appears to be heir apparent and will be a key figure for the All Blacks over the next few years.

6.Sean McMahon

Whilst the Wallabies have an abundance of talent on the openside, the blindside is slightly more of a concern, although McMahon could well be the answer.

5.Sebastien Vahaamahina

The giant French lock is still just 23 and looks likely to form a cornerstone of Les Bleus pack in the coming years.

4.Will Skelton

Skelton is a huge prospect for the Wallabies who adds some serious weight to their pack – if he can just sort out his fitness then he could be a huge player for them.

3.Samson Lee

The Welsh tighthead has become one of his sides most important players over the last 12 months and will be absolutely vital to their chances at the World Cup.

2.Luke Cowan-Dickie

Cowan-Dickie may still be waiting on his first cap, but with Dylan Hartley suspended he could be thrown in at the deep end for England.

1.Scott Sio

In Sio, the Wallabies have a good prop who has plenty of potential for the future if they can ensure he remains in Australia for the time being.

Which current rugby players do you think have the most potential?



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