For the purpose of this list, we've only considered players who are known primarily as a five-eighth.
Of course, there is big cross-over potential with halfbacks, however, we've stuck with players most recently recognised in the six jersey.
9. Kodi Nikorima
If you had put it to be a year ago that Kodi Nikorima would be a top 10 five-eighth, I'm politely suggesting otherwise. Fast forward 12 months and the 26-year-old has re-announced himself as a genuine star for the Warriors.
The Broncos looked to have Nikorima earmarked as their long-term number seven, however the 15 time capped Kiwi international's move back to New Zealand has seen his career power forward. Fair to say the move worked out for both the player and the club.
In difficult circumstances and despite numerous halve's partners in 2020 Nikorima produced 15 try assists, 12 line break assists, nine forced drop outs and even managed three tries. In a side that hardly set the world on fire for the majority of the season those are impressive numbers. Look for a huge 2021.