We take a look at the top 10 hookers in world rugby right now based on current form, and rank them ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup…

10.Ross Ford

After a dip in form, Ford seems to have bounced back and is now a vital part of a Scottish pack that is somewhat lacking in depth.

9.Adriaan Strauss

Strauss would likely find himself starting in most other teams, however with du Plessis ahead of him he may have to settle for the bench at the World Cup.

8.Tom Youngs

The England hooker came back from injury this season in superb form, and will be vital to his side at the World Cup.


7.Richard Hibbard

Hibbard has been in and out of the Welsh team of late, but still remains their best option in the number 2 shirt.

6.Rory Best

Since initially missing out on the 2013 Lions tour, Best’s form has continued to improve for both club and country.

5.Stephen Moore

The return of Moore from injury will be a huge boost for the Wallabies, especially given he has no been handed the captains armband.

4.Benjamin Kayser

The French hooker has had a solid season for both club and country and looks to be their stand out options in the number two shirt.


3.Dane Coles

The All Blacks hooker is there one genuinely stand-out player in his position so it will be vital for them to keep him fit at the World Cup.

2.Bismarck du Plessis

The form of du Plessis has been a little hit and miss of late, but when firing he remains one of the very best in the world.

1.Agustin Creevy

The Los Pumas hooker has been absolutely superb for his country over the last 12 months and will be a big influence on their World Cup campaign.