The latest recruiting rankings from RTE feature the top talent in the country in rugby union, football and other sports.
The list features six former top-10 internationals, three of the world’s top five all-time scorers and one of the top five goalkeepers in the game.
RTE also features the best rugby league players from all over the world.
Read more about rugby league in RTE’s latest recruiting guide.RTE’s top players to watch:Former Ireland and Bath captain Paul O’Connell is the top-ranked player from England with a five-star ranking.
Former England and Wales captain Michael Hooper is the best player from Ireland with a six-star rating.
Scott Johnson is the number one international recruit from New Zealand with a two-star rank.
Baroness Tania Calvino is the second best player in Australia with a three-star rate.
Mateusz Skorzeny is the third best player on the World Cup team with a four-star ranked rating.
Former England internationals Ben Youngs and Rhys Webb are also the top internationals in the list with four- and five-stars rankings respectively.
In a bid to highlight the talents of England, RTE also featured a player from the Lions in the top ten.
The list includes the best internationals from Wales, Australia and New Zealand and three- and four-stars rated players from each of these countries.
Rape prevention and crime prevention:RTE feature a feature on the rape prevention campaign that was launched by the Rape Crisis Network, and also a new feature on tackling crime in sport, organised by the RTE Sport Team.
“The Rape Crisis is proud to be one of RTEs most prominent international football writers,” said chief executive James Tett.
With RTE, we are constantly looking to create stories about the sport, our readers and the world at large.
RTE is delighted to be working with our colleagues from the Rape Relief Network and the BBC World Service on this project.
“The RTE Football Writers Project is the latest in a series of initiatives RTE has undertaken to highlight rape, violence and crime in sports,” said CEO James Tetts.
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