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AI generates the top five Rugby World Cup players of all time

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

“Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.” – Larry Page – Google co-founder.

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As Rugby’s grandest showpiece gets set to capture once again the imagination of followers of the oval ball game, we take a look back at some of the greatest players to grace the tournament.

Removing any emotion from the equation, we wanted to find a definite list of the five best players to take to the competition. Thus, utilising the AI platform Chat GPT, here is a list of what the internet considers to be the five best players in Rugby World Cup history.

  1. Jonny Wilkinson (England): Wilkinson’s drop goal in extra time of the 2003 Rugby World Cup final secured England’s first World Cup victory. He was a skilled fly-half known for his accurate goal-kicking and solid all-around play.
  2. Richie McCaw (New Zealand): McCaw, is considered not only one of the best players in general but also one of the greatest World Cup participants. His leadership and skills as an openside flanker were instrumental in New Zealand’s World Cup successes.
  3. Martin Johnson (England): Johnson, was a formidable lock and captain who led England to their first Rugby World Cup victory in 2003. He is remembered for his leadership and physicality on the field.
  4. Serge Blanco (France): Blanco was a dynamic fullback who played in several World Cups. His attacking abilities, including his sidestepping and counterattacking skills, left a lasting impact on the tournament’s history.
  5. John Eales (Australia): Eales, known as “Nobody” due to his nickname “Nobody’s perfect,” was a dominant lock and captain for Australia. He led the Wallabies to World Cup victories in 1991 and 1999 and was known for his exceptional skills and leadership.

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