All Blacks stars Aaron Smith and Beauden Barrett were ranked among the top 10 of the 50 best rugby players per year by a Welsh news website in the US World List

Smith, who had an impressive year both in super rugby and internationally, finished fifth in Wales Online polls, while Barrett slipped to ninth place – four places down from 2019

On Smith, Wales Online said, “The All Black Scrum half will feel unhappy having missed out on the World Rugby Team of the Decade lately“Regardless, his form was superb in 2020”

Regarding Barrett, the publication states: “No player has been involved in more tests since 2016 than Barrett. Simply to see a joy – often to see opportunities where others see risks”

A total of seven All Blacks made the cut for the 50-strong list, all in the top half

Best of the Year: Dane Coles has had some injury issues over the past few seasons, but there’s no doubt the nuggety whore has gotten back to his best he is the kind of player the @AllBlacks need to take on England and the @Springboks claim https: // tco / akc2jZkIqJ

Although Brodie Retallick was taking a sabbatical from test rugby to practice his profession in Japan, he was raised with Richie Mo’unga (15), Dane Coles (14), Ardie Savea (12) and Sam Cane (12) Ranked 25th 11) all deserve their place in the top 50

Fijian star and former NRL player Semi Radradra was named the best player in the world for 2020 and moved up one place from his 2019 ranking ahead of French center-back Antoine Dupont, South African winger Cheslin Kolbe and English striker Maro Itoje two, three and four

On Radradra, who represents Pat Lams Bristol Bears at the club level, Wales Online said: “Whether for Bristol Bears or Fiji, he has the ability to wreak havoc on the defense”He can take the direct route, cut through the middle, or he can take the scenic outside route and put on the afterburners to spin around the opponent before delivering or dumping the crucial pass. The best player in the world right now”

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World news – The website of GB – Welsh ranks 7th All Blacks among this year’s top 50 players