The pool stages of the Rugby World Cup are over, and only eight teams remain in the hunt for the Webb Ellis Cup. Throughout the tournament so far, there's been plenty of individual brilliance on show. Christopher Reive brings you the form players of the pool stages.

1. Jefferson Poirot (France)

As trusted a player as you could hope to call upon if you need an opposition ball runner taken to ground. In three outings for Les Bleus, Poirot has made every tackle he's attempted. His physicality has been an important part of the French game, providing a platform for

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