Find out more about the greatest rugby player of all time, including Richie McCaw, Jonah Lomu, Martin Johnson, Brian O'Driscoll and Dan Carter.

Rugby players are the sports persons who play rugby football. Rugby is a style of football that is played with an oval ball that is kicked, carried and passed from hand to hand. There are two types of rugby sports: rugby league and rugby union. The basic tenets of both these games are the same even though there are distinct rules for each of these forms. The game of rugby as a separate style of football evolved during the late 19th century with the formation of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Both rugby union and rugby league are played at the amateur as well as professional levels. Rugby union is very popular in countries like Australia, Argentina, England, France, New Zealand, etc. while rugby league is more popular in places like the U.S., Russia, Lebanon, Serbia, etc. Rugby players need to train up to five times a week and follow a balanced diet to maintain themselves in great physical shape. Since rugby is a very popular sport, famous players often attain celebrity status. Check out this section to know more about the greatest rugby players of the all times.
Jonah Lomu Jonah Lomu
New Zealander

Kalyn Ponga Kalyn Ponga
Australian, New Zealander

Wally Lewis Wally Lewis
Australian
Wilco Froneman Wilco Froneman
South African

Israel FolauIsrael Folau
Australian
Greg InglisGreg Inglis
Australian

Rahul BoseRahul Bose
Indian
Beauden BarrettBeauden Barrett
New Zealander

Dan CarterDan Carter
New Zealander

Cameron SmithCameron Smith
Australian

Richie McCawRichie McCaw
New Zealander

Johnathan ThurstonJohnathan Thurston
Australian
Jarryd HayneJarryd Hayne
Australian

Jonny WilkinsonJonny Wilkinson
British

Sam BurgessSam Burgess
Australian

Kieran ReadKieran Read
New Zealander
Billy SlaterBilly Slater
Australian

Paul GallenPaul Gallen
Australian
Darren LockyerDarren Lockyer
Australian

Martin BayfieldMartin Bayfield
British

David PocockDavid Pocock
Australian, Zimbabwean
Quade CooperQuade Cooper
Australian, New Zealander

Ben BarbaBen Barba
Australian
Robbie FarahRobbie Farah
Australian

Sam WhitelockSam Whitelock
New Zealander

Brodie RetallickBrodie Retallick
New Zealander
Julian SaveaJulian Savea
New Zealander

Israel DaggIsrael Dagg
New Zealander
Michael CheikaMichael Cheika
Australian

Daniel VidotDaniel Vidot
Australian

Justin HodgesJustin Hodges
Australian

Roger Tuivasa-SheckRoger Tuivasa-Sheck
New Zealander
Adam Ashley-CooperAdam Ashley-Cooper
Australian
TJ PerenaraTJ Perenara
New Zealander

Tendai MtawariraTendai Mtawarira
Zimbabwean

Victor MatfieldVictor Matfield
South African

James HorwillJames Horwill
Australian
Brad ThornBrad Thorn
New Zealander

Francois HougaardFrancois Hougaard
South African

Drew MitchellDrew Mitchell
Australian

Sébastien ChabalSébastien Chabal
French

Martin TaupauMartin Taupau
New Zealander
Kurtley BealeKurtley Beale
Australian

Schalk BurgerSchalk Burger
South African
Bernard FoleyBernard Foley
Australian

Ardie SaveaArdie Savea
New Zealander

John EalesJohn Eales
Australian
Aaron CrudenAaron Cruden
New Zealander

Patrick LambiePatrick Lambie
South African
Sean MaitlandSean Maitland
New Zealander

Mat RogersMat Rogers
Australian

Lood de JagerLood de Jager
South African

Gareth AnscombeGareth Anscombe
New Zealander

Stephen LarkhamStephen Larkham
Australian
François SteynFrançois Steyn
South African

Owen FranksOwen Franks
New Zealander

Colin SladeColin Slade
New Zealander

Morné SteynMorné Steyn
South African
Scott FardyScott Fardy
Australian

Mils MuliainaMils Muliaina
New Zealander
Piri WeepuPiri Weepu
New Zealander

Pieter-Steph du ToitPieter-Steph du Toit
South African

Charles PiutauCharles Piutau
New Zealander
Conrad SmithConrad Smith
New Zealander

Luke WhitelockLuke Whitelock
New Zealander
Sam CaneSam Cane
New Zealander

Michael LeitchMichael Leitch
Japanese

Ali WilliamsAli Williams
New Zealander
Sekope KepuSekope Kepu
Australian, New Zealander

Keven MealamuKeven Mealamu
New Zealander
Willie le RouxWillie le Roux
South African

Dane ColesDane Coles
New Zealander

Graham HenryGraham Henry
New Zealander

Liam MessamLiam Messam
New Zealander
Berrick BarnesBerrick Barnes
Australian
Rocky ElsomRocky Elsom
Australian

Bismarck du PlessisBismarck du Plessis
South African

Cory JaneCory Jane
New Zealander

Damian de AllendeDamian de Allende
South African
Pierre SpiesPierre Spies
South African

JP PietersenJP Pietersen
South African

Ben FranksBen Franks
Australian

Matt ToomuaMatt Toomua
Australian

Richard KahuiRichard Kahui
New Zealander
Tatafu Polota-NauTatafu Polota-Nau
Australian

Joe MoodyJoe Moody
New Zealander
Jannie du PlessisJannie du Plessis
South African

Trevor NyakaneTrevor Nyakane
South African
Codie TaylorCodie Taylor
New Zealander
George WhitelockGeorge Whitelock
New Zealander