Fans' World XV of the decade: Vote for the best tighthead of the 2010s

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by RUGBY.com.au staff

Rugby.com.au's World XV of the Decade is beginning to take shape and today, it's your chance to vote on tighthead props.

The no. 3 spot might be one of the more underappreciated positions in rugby but there are some household names who have come from there.

Who do you think should round out the front row, as voted by you?

Owen Franks (New Zealand)

Franks was a shock omission from New Zealand's 2019 Rugby World Cup squad but that shouldn't tarnish his reputation over a stellar career. A tough tighthead who has created headaches for so many opponents in his career.

Sekope Kepu (Australia)

Sekope Kepu will be counted among Australia's greatest players. Photo: Getty ImagesKepu retired from international rugby after the 2019 Rugby World Cup and he walked away with an incredible legacy. Will almost certainly go down as Australia's best tighthead prop after helping the Wallabies scrum become a force to be reckoned with.

Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)

The Irish pack has been incredible in recent years and Furlong has been one of the most consistent players among them. Starred in the 2017 British and Irish Lions series as well. 

Nicolas Mas (France)

The man nicknamed le bus (the bus) is an icon of French rugby. Made his international debut back in 2004 and was an incredible force for France until his 2015 international retirement.

Martin Castrogiovanni (Italy)

Martin Castrogiovanni has been a fixture of the Italian side. Photo: Getty ImagesOne of the stalwarts of the Italian side in the last decade, Castrogiovanni bowed out of international rugby in 2016 after 118 Tests. The Argentinian-born front will be counted among the all-time greats.

Dan Cole (England)

Cole has gone somewhat under the radar when it comes to the England front row, compared to some more colourful characters he has packed down with. However, the Leicester tighthead has been certainly one of the most consistent for England and is a valuable part of every time he plays in.