Zinzan Brooke’s three No 8s to watch at World Cup
1 Kieran Read New Zealand
You very rarely see him make a bad decision. What sets him apart are his hands, as soft and subtle as any back’s.
2 Louis Picamoles France
I like the way he tries things, always looking to offload. In those two games against England he was the best player on the pitch.
3 Ben Morgan England
Not at his best against Fiji and is still short of a gallop or two, but once he hits his stride he is such an intelligent footballer.