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

Rahul BoseRahul Bose
Indian

Dan CarterDan Carter
New Zealander
Beauden BarrettBeauden Barrett
New Zealander

Sam BurgessSam Burgess
Australian

Jonny WilkinsonJonny Wilkinson
British

Richie McCawRichie McCaw
New Zealander
Cameron SmithCameron Smith
Australian
Will CarlingWill Carling
British

Johnathan ThurstonJohnathan Thurston
Australian

Jarryd HayneJarryd Hayne
Australian

Greg InglisGreg Inglis
Australian
Brian O'DriscollBrian O'Driscoll
Irish

Israel FolauIsrael Folau
Australian
Martin BayfieldMartin Bayfield
British

Victor MatfieldVictor Matfield
South African

Daniel VidotDaniel Vidot
Australian
Nick CumminsNick Cummins
Australian

Matt ToomuaMatt Toomua
Australian
Sam CaneSam Cane
New Zealander

Darren LockyerDarren Lockyer
Australian

Billy SlaterBilly Slater
Australian
Quade CooperQuade Cooper
Australian, New Zealander
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Kieran ReadKieran Read
New Zealander
Julian SaveaJulian Savea
New Zealander

Gareth EdwardsGareth Edwards
Welsh

Gareth EdwardsGareth Edwards
British

Sam WhitelockSam Whitelock
New Zealander
Paul GallenPaul Gallen
Australian

Pieter-Steph du ToitPieter-Steph du Toit
South African

Roger Tuivasa-SheckRoger Tuivasa-Sheck
New Zealander

Mat RogersMat Rogers
Australian

Tendai MtawariraTendai Mtawarira
Zimbabwean
Ben BarbaBen Barba
Australian

François SteynFrançois Steyn
South African
Tony O'ReillyTony O'Reilly
Irish, British

TJ PerenaraTJ Perenara
New Zealander

Brad ThornBrad Thorn
New Zealander
Brodie RetallickBrodie Retallick
New Zealander

Aaron CrudenAaron Cruden
New Zealander
Ardie SaveaArdie Savea
New Zealander

Sébastien ChabalSébastien Chabal
French

Francois HougaardFrancois Hougaard
South African

David PocockDavid Pocock
Australian, Zimbabwean

Sean FitzpatrickSean Fitzpatrick
New Zealander
Israel DaggIsrael Dagg
New Zealander

John EalesJohn Eales
Australian

Kurtley BealeKurtley Beale
Australian

Robbie FarahRobbie Farah
Australian
Damian de AllendeDamian de Allende
South African
Schalk BurgerSchalk Burger
South African

Justin HodgesJustin Hodges
Australian

Mils MuliainaMils Muliaina
New Zealander

Pierre SpiesPierre Spies
South African
Berrick BarnesBerrick Barnes
Australian

Piri WeepuPiri Weepu
New Zealander
Sean MaitlandSean Maitland
New Zealander

Charles PiutauCharles Piutau
New Zealander

Michael CheikaMichael Cheika
Australian
Graham HenryGraham Henry
New Zealander

Michael LeitchMichael Leitch
Japanese
Conrad SmithConrad Smith
New Zealander

Morné SteynMorné Steyn
South African

Dane ColesDane Coles
New Zealander
Adam Ashley-CooperAdam Ashley-Cooper
Australian

Keven MealamuKeven Mealamu
New Zealander
Ali WilliamsAli Williams
New Zealander

Colin SladeColin Slade
New Zealander

Patrick LambiePatrick Lambie
South African

Bismarck du PlessisBismarck du Plessis
South African
Willie le RouxWillie le Roux
South African

Bernard FoleyBernard Foley
Australian

Cory JaneCory Jane
New Zealander

Lood de JagerLood de Jager
South African

Owen FranksOwen Franks
New Zealander
Martin TaupauMartin Taupau
New Zealander

David StoreyDavid Storey
British
Drew MitchellDrew Mitchell
Australian

Cliff MorganCliff Morgan
British

Ben TameifunaBen Tameifuna
New Zealander
Stephen LarkhamStephen Larkham
Australian

Liam MessamLiam Messam
New Zealander
Ben FranksBen Franks
Australian

Rocky ElsomRocky Elsom
Australian
Danie CravenDanie Craven
South African

Ray LindwallRay Lindwall
Australian

Codie TaylorCodie Taylor
New Zealander
Jannie du PlessisJannie du Plessis
South African

Luke WhitelockLuke Whitelock
New Zealander
Richard KahuiRichard Kahui
New Zealander