The so-called ‘pretty boy’ of the team, and the position to play if you crave attention. The fly-half calls the shots, deciding whether to kick the ball or pass it or have a dart himself. Play here and you must be a sea of serenity amid the turbulence around you, able to keep a cool head as you decide the actions needed to win the game. Almost always the main goal kicker, you will be targeted remorselessly in defence as the sight of a No 10 shirt gets up the nose of opposition ball-carriers. So be brave, be brilliant, and be ready to take the brickbats on those days when everything goes wrong.

Major teams: Canterbury, Crusaders, Perpignan, Racing Métro Country: New Zealand Test span: 2003-15 Test caps: 112 (106 starts) Test points: 1,598 (29T, 293C, 281P, 8DG) As a kicker, he has…

Ex Ireland international Jack Kyle receives a standing ovation at Ulster

Major teams: Queen’s University, North of Ireland FC, Belfast Country: Ireland Test span: 1947-58 Ireland caps: 46 (46 starts) Lions caps: 6 (6 starts) Test points: 30 (9T, 1DG) Out-half…

Michael Lynagh clears his lines

Major teams: University of Queensland, Queensland, Saracens Country: Australia Test span: 1984-95 Test caps: 72 (71 starts) Test points: 911 (17T, 140C, 177P, 9DG) The Queenslander paid close attention to…

Cliff Morgan of Wales

Major teams: Cardiff, Bective Rangers Country: Wales Test span: 1951-58 Wales caps: 29 (29 starts) Lions caps: 4 (4 starts) Test points: 12 (4T) Twelve international points – four tries…

Mark Ella of Australia

Major teams: Randwick, NSW, Milan Country: Australia Test span: 1980-84 Test caps: 25 (25 starts) Test points: 78 (6T, 3C, 8P, 8DG) David Campese calls him the best he’s ever…

Barry John playing for the Lions

Major teams: Llanelli, Cardiff Country: Wales
 Test span: 1966-72 Wales caps: 25 (25 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 120 (6T, 9C, 18P, 10DG) It was the New…

Jonny Wilkinson in the 2003 World Cup Final

Major teams: Newcastle, Toulon Country: England Test span: 1998-2011 England caps: 91 (79 starts) Lions caps: 6 (6 starts) Test points: 1,246 (7T, 169C, 255P, 36DG) Nobody in history has…

Hugo Porta of Argentina

Major teams: Banco Nacion Country: Argentina
 Test span: 1971-90 Argentina caps: 58 (58 starts) South America caps: 8 (8 starts) Test points: 651 (12T, 90C, 114P, 28DG) The fly-half’s first…