The Top 10 Loosehead Props In The World Right Now – 2015 Edition

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

10.Vincent Debaty

The French loosehead has been in good form in the Top 14 this summer, and will likely feature heavily at the World Cup.

9.James Slipper

Scott Sio will be pushing him hard, but Slipper currently remains the Wallabies best option at loosehead for the World Cup.

8.Wyatt Crockett

The Crusaders man provides genuine competition for the loosehead spot at the World Cup for the All Blacks.


7.Tendai Mtwararira

Mtwararira still appears to be the preferred option at loosehead for the Springboks, even if his form has been a little patchy.

6.Tony Woodcock

The All Blacks test centurion continues to prove he has what it takes to compete at the very top level of international rugby.

5.Gethin Jenkins

Wales’ most experienced player still remains a key figure in their front row despite the retirement of his colleague Adam Jones.

4.Joe Marler

The England loosehead has really come on in the last couple of years, and is proving to be a key leader in the team.


3.Steven Kitschoff

After a super season for the Stormers, Kitschoff will be hoping to fight his way into the Springboks side for the World Cup.

2.Cian Healy

Healy has had a rough time with injuries of late, however when fully fit he remains one of the most formidable players in the northern hemisphere.

1.Marcos Ayerza

The Argentinian loosehead remains the best scrummaging prop on the planet, and will play a key role for his side at the World Cup.




  1. I realise this is just another clickbait article, but next time try asking someone who’s played in the position to write this kind of thing. The text is laughable. Also, Gethin Jenkins ffs??

  2. Gethin Jenkins gets turned inside out every time he comes up against decent opposition, and Slipper is the weaker part of the worst top tier front row – and offers very little around the park. Even Mako is a better scrummager than him – which is harsh on Mako because he’s improved a lot recently – and Mako offers a lot more in the loose.

    It’s almost like someone told you Ayerza was the best loosehead in the world, and you heard Cian Healy is great player, so they go 1 & 2, and then you just randomly picked 8 more props from the top tier teams and randomly ordered them on the page.

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