We take a look at the top 10 inside centres in the world right now based on their performances in the build up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup…
The Scotland centre has re-invigorated his sides midfield, and allowed Vern Cotter’s back three to begin to thrive. He has a huge part to play in the World Cup if he can remain fit.
The young Italian centre made an immediate impact on the 2015 Six Nations and will be hoping to maintain that form in the World Cup later this year.
8.Jean de Villiers
Despite missing the last nine months through injury, it would be amiss not to include de Villiers in this list such was his form 12 months ago.
The Welsh centre looked back to his best during the Six Nations this year, and has a pivotal role to play for Wales at the World Cup with Jonathan Davies missing through injury.
The Wallabies centre looks set to star once more in the number 12 shirt at the Rugby Championship, and will have a key role to play with Quade Cooper starting inside him.
5.Sonny Bill Williams
The All Blacks are truly blessed that they can call SBW their back-up 12. He may not have fired during the Super Rugby season, but on his day he’s up there with the best.
4.Damian de Allende
South African centre Damian de Allende starred for the Stormers during the regular Super Rugby season, and will be looking to challenge for the starting 12 shirt at the World Cup.
The French centre may have struggled to fire in a restrictive international system, but he remains a key part of an impressive Clermont backline in the Top 14.
Giteau’s recall to the Wallabies squad is an indicator of just how good he has been over the last couple of years given the other options available in his position.
The All Blacks centre remains the stand-out inside centre in the world, and will form an impressive partnership with Conrad Smith for one last time at the World Cup.
Who do you think is the best inside centre in the world right now?