'Damian McKenzie is the best rugby player in the world'- Twitter on All Black
By Rugby Onslaught

‘Damian McKenzie is the best rugby player in the world’- Twitter on All Black

The Chiefs’ Damian McKenzie took a massive step towards starting for the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship with a match-winning performance against the Brumbies in the Super Rugby Pacific semi-final against the Brumbies on Saturday.

Starting at No10, the 28-year-old kicked twelve points in the match before his crucial break in the closing minutes led to Brodie Retallick’s try. McKenzie converted the try to put the game out of reach and book the Chiefs’ place in the final against the Crusaders next week.

Since the end of the match, fans have flocked to Twitter in their droves to comment on his game, with plenty labelling him as the best player in the world currently after his stellar season where the Chiefs have only lost one game. This performance came just 24 hours after another shaky game from the Blues’ Beauden Barrett, meaning the All Blacks’ No15 shirt is well and truly up for grabs. Another big performance against the Crusaders next week might well be enough for him.

Take a look at McKenzie’s break at the end of the match:

This has been the reaction on social media:

“Damian McKenzie’s in the form of his life. Big-time player.”

“Damian Mckenzie is the best rugby player in the world.”

“Damian McKenzie is moving me…
All Blacks probably favorites to Lift with him back.”

“Damian Mckenzie is arguably the best rugby player in the world right now.”

“Damian McKenzie is in some form.”

“Damian Mckenzie is world-class. He’s been phenomenal all season.”

“Damian McKenzie just hits different. What a finish to this game.”

“I still believe if McKenzie had played that 2019 RWC semi, NZ would have made it to the finals.”

“Damian McKenzie in his glory. That’s how to end the match.”

“Mckenzie has been consistent all season he is still my player of the season.”