These are the top values attributed to players in various categories

**Goal kicking**

96 Wilkinson^, J

94 Flatley, E

93 Carter^, D

92 Barkley, O

92 O'Gara, R

91 Elissalde, J

91 Montgomery^, P

90 Goode, A

90 Humphreys, D

90 Pecleo, A

90 Van Gisbergen, M

89 Burke, M

89 Hill, D

**Kicking**

93 Wilkinson^, J

92 Edmondson, M

92 O'Gara, R

91 Spencer^, C

91 Barkley, O

91 Humphreys, D

90 Mauger, A

90 de Waal, W

90 Hodgson, C

89 Burke, M

89 Hill, D

**Speed**

98 Onohato, D

97 Caucaunibuca, R

96 Rydell, R

95 Paulse, B

95 Howlett, D

94 Habana^, B

94 Stapleton, B

93 Tuqiri, L

92 Chavhanga, T

92 Stimpson, T

92 Robinson^, J

**Acceleration**

99 Robinson^, J

98 Williams^, S

93 Rogers, M

93 Tuilevu, A

93 Africa, M

93 O'Driscoll^, B

92 Cohen, B

92 Heymans, C

92 Harman, C

92 Kinikinilau, R

92 Russell, B

**Agility**

98 Williams^, S

97 O'Driscoll^, B

95 Robinson^, J

93 Paulse, B

93 Russell, B

92 Healey, A

92 Roets, J

91 Heymans, C

91 Harman, C

91 Conradie, B

91 Staunton, J

91 Onowasi, H

91 Onohato, D

91 Joubert, M

**Lineout â€“ jumpers**

95 Jack, C

94 Murray, S

93 Kay, B

93 Matfield, V

92 Cockbain, B

92 O'Kelly, M

92 O'Connell, P

91 Filipo, R

90 Albacete, P

90 Borthwick, S

90 Charteris, L

**Lineout â€“ throwers**

90 Byrne, S

85 Bruce, Y

85 Ibanez, R

83 Flynn, C

83 Regan, M

82 Bulloch, G

82 Ongaro, F

82 Thompson, S

81 Davies, M

81 Szarzewski, D

**Hooking**

97 Mendez, F

97 Ongaro, F

93 Ledesma, M

92 Bulloch, G

92 Botha, G

92 Paul, J

91 Gadolo, B

91 Oliver, A

90 Willis, T

90 Cannon, B

90 Linklater, S

**Scrummaging â€“ front row**

96 Marconnet, S

96 Marticorena, S

96 De Villiers, P

95 White, J

93 Pucciariello, F

92 Smith, T

92 Hayes, J

92 Sheridan, A

91 Roncero, R

91 du Randt, O

91 Horwill, D

91 Dixon , P

**Scrummaging â€“ back five**

92 Breedt, N

90 Du Plow, B

89 Dallaglio^, L

87 Hill, R

87 Lobbe, I

86 Cockbain, B

86 Davu, M

86 Alvarez, R

86 Albacete, P

86 Taylor, S

**Rucking**

97 McCaw^, R

95 Smith^, G

93 Burger^, S

92 Holah, M

92 Magne, O

90 Watson, L

90 Braid, D

90 Taylor, S

89 Wallace, D

88 Persico, A

88 Dallaglio^, L

88 Hill, R

88 Vickery, P

**Tackling**

94 White, J

92 Sititi, S

92 Henderson, R

92 Sherbert, D

92 Turinui, M

92 Smith^, G

91 Worsley, J

91 Wallace, D

91 Bentsen, S

91 Burger^, S

91 Collins, J

As a curiousity, there are nineteen 'starred' players in the game (marked ^ above). Three (Habana, Williams and Robinson) have only the 'scoring' speciality. Two (Smith and Burger) are ballwinning, tackling tackle-breakers. The remaining fourteen also have three specialities each, but no two have the same trio (Lewsey, Dallaglio, Henson, Umaga, Montgomery, Spencer, Carter, Wilkinson, O'Driscoll, Nyanga, Larkham, Pichot, Gregan, McCaw).

Hugh Kernohan