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.

Sonny Bill WilliamsSonny Bill Williams
(New Zealander)
Israel FolauIsrael Folau
(Australian)

Greg InglisGreg Inglis
(Australian)
Dan CarterDan Carter
(New Zealander)
Cameron SmithCameron Smith
(Australian)

Beauden BarrettBeauden Barrett
(New Zealander)
Johnathan ThurstonJohnathan Thurston
(Australian)
Jonny WilkinsonJonny Wilkinson
(British)

Richie McCawRichie McCaw
(New Zealander)
Jarryd HayneJarryd Hayne
(Australian)
Billy SlaterBilly Slater
(Australian)

David PocockDavid Pocock
(Australian,Zimbabwean)
Ben BarbaBen Barba
(Australian)
Darren LockyerDarren Lockyer
(Australian)

Sam BurgessSam Burgess
(Australian)
Kieran ReadKieran Read
(New Zealander)
Tendai MtawariraTendai Mtawarira
(Zimbabwean)

Sam WhitelockSam Whitelock
(New Zealander)
Julian SaveaJulian Savea
(New Zealander)
Paul GallenPaul Gallen
(Australian)

Robbie FarahRobbie Farah
(Australian)
Quade CooperQuade Cooper
(Australian,New Zealander)
Daniel VidotDaniel Vidot
(Australian)

Sébastien ChabalSébastien Chabal
(French)
TJ PerenaraTJ Perenara
(New Zealander)
Brad ThornBrad Thorn
(New Zealander)

Kurtley BealeKurtley Beale
(Australian)
Willie le RouxWillie le Roux
(South African)
Michael CheikaMichael Cheika
(Australian)

Brodie RetallickBrodie Retallick
(New Zealander)
Victor MatfieldVictor Matfield
(South African)
Patrick LambiePatrick Lambie
(South African)

Scott FardyScott Fardy
(Australian)
Luke WhitelockLuke Whitelock
(New Zealander)
Schalk BurgerSchalk Burger
(South African)

Bernard FoleyBernard Foley
(Australian)
Roger Tuivasa-SheckRoger Tuivasa-Sheck
(New Zealander)
Israel DaggIsrael Dagg
(New Zealander)

François SteynFrançois Steyn
(South African)
Owen FranksOwen Franks
(New Zealander)
Justin HodgesJustin Hodges
(Australian)

Francois HougaardFrancois Hougaard
(South African)
John EalesJohn Eales
(Australian)
Aaron CrudenAaron Cruden
(New Zealander)

Pieter-Steph du ToitPieter-Steph du Toit
(South African)
Ardie SaveaArdie Savea
(New Zealander)
Bismarck du PlessisBismarck du Plessis
(South African)

Matt ToomuaMatt Toomua
(Australian)
Damian de AllendeDamian de Allende
(South African)
Martin TaupauMartin Taupau
(New Zealander)

Conrad SmithConrad Smith
(New Zealander)
Piri WeepuPiri Weepu
(New Zealander)
Gareth AnscombeGareth Anscombe
(New Zealander)

Charles PiutauCharles Piutau
(New Zealander)
Sam CaneSam Cane
(New Zealander)
Mat RogersMat Rogers
(Australian)

Liam MessamLiam Messam
(New Zealander)
Wyatt CrockettWyatt Crockett
(New Zealander)
Dane ColesDane Coles
(New Zealander)

Ben FranksBen Franks
(Australian)
Codie TaylorCodie Taylor
(New Zealander)
Lood de JagerLood de Jager
(South African)

Mils MuliainaMils Muliaina
(New Zealander)
Joe MoodyJoe Moody
(New Zealander)
Graham HenryGraham Henry
(New Zealander)

Cory JaneCory Jane
(New Zealander)
Rocky ElsomRocky Elsom
(Australian)
Jannie du PlessisJannie du Plessis
(South African)

Adam Ashley-CooperAdam Ashley-Cooper
(Australian)
Pierre SpiesPierre Spies
(South African)
Keven MealamuKeven Mealamu
(New Zealander)

Ben TameifunaBen Tameifuna
(New Zealander)
Sean MaitlandSean Maitland
(New Zealander)
George WhitelockGeorge Whitelock
(New Zealander)

Morné SteynMorné Steyn
(South African)
Drew MitchellDrew Mitchell
(Australian)
Ali WilliamsAli Williams
(New Zealander)

Berrick BarnesBerrick Barnes
(Australian)
Colin SladeColin Slade
(New Zealander)
Sekope KepuSekope Kepu
(Australian,New Zealander)

Stephen LarkhamStephen Larkham
(Australian)
Trevor NyakaneTrevor Nyakane
(South African)
Michael LeitchMichael Leitch
(Japanese)

Luke RomanoLuke Romano
(New Zealander)
JP PietersenJP Pietersen
(South African)
James SlipperJames Slipper
(Australian)

Scott SioScott Sio
(Australian)
Tatafu Polota-NauTatafu Polota-Nau
(Australian)
Fumiaki TanakaFumiaki Tanaka
(Japanese)

Richard KahuiRichard Kahui
(New Zealander)
Tawera Kerr-BarlowTawera Kerr-Barlow
(New Zealander)
James HorwillJames Horwill
(Australian)

Charlie FaumuinaCharlie Faumuina
(New Zealander)
Kane DouglasKane Douglas
(Australian)
Rob SimmonsRob Simmons
(Australian)