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

Cameron SmithCameron Smith
Australian
Israel FolauIsrael Folau
Australian

Beauden BarrettBeauden Barrett
New Zealander

Dan CarterDan Carter
New Zealander

Jonny WilkinsonJonny Wilkinson
British
Jarryd HayneJarryd Hayne
Australian
Greg InglisGreg Inglis
Australian

Johnathan ThurstonJohnathan Thurston
Australian

Richie McCawRichie McCaw
New Zealander

Nick CumminsNick Cummins
Australian
Sam BurgessSam Burgess
Australian

Martin BayfieldMartin Bayfield
British
Brian O'DriscollBrian O'Driscoll
Irish

Roger Tuivasa-SheckRoger Tuivasa-Sheck
New Zealander

Billy SlaterBilly Slater
Australian
Will CarlingWill Carling
British

Matt ToomuaMatt Toomua
Australian
TJ PerenaraTJ Perenara
New Zealander

Darren LockyerDarren Lockyer
Australian

Ben BarbaBen Barba
Australian
Kieran ReadKieran Read
New Zealander
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Quade CooperQuade Cooper
Australian, New Zealander
Sam WhitelockSam Whitelock
New Zealander

Paul GallenPaul Gallen
Australian

Bad Luck FaleBad Luck Fale
Tongan

Gareth EdwardsGareth Edwards
Welsh
Gareth EdwardsGareth Edwards
British

Julian SaveaJulian Savea
New Zealander

Brad ThornBrad Thorn
New Zealander

Francois HougaardFrancois Hougaard
South African

David PocockDavid Pocock
Australian, Zimbabwean
Victor MatfieldVictor Matfield
South African

Sébastien ChabalSébastien Chabal
French
Ardie SaveaArdie Savea
New Zealander

Sam CaneSam Cane
New Zealander

Richard KahuiRichard Kahui
New Zealander
Robbie FarahRobbie Farah
Australian

Tony O'ReillyTony O'Reilly
Irish, British
Tendai MtawariraTendai Mtawarira
Zimbabwean

Mat RogersMat Rogers
Australian

Aaron CrudenAaron Cruden
New Zealander

Pieter-Steph du ToitPieter-Steph du Toit
South African

Charles PiutauCharles Piutau
New Zealander
Kurtley BealeKurtley Beale
Australian

Brodie RetallickBrodie Retallick
New Zealander

Daniel VidotDaniel Vidot
Australian

Lood de JagerLood de Jager
South African
Sean FitzpatrickSean Fitzpatrick
New Zealander
Damian de AllendeDamian de Allende
South African

John EalesJohn Eales
Australian

Schalk BurgerSchalk Burger
South African

François SteynFrançois Steyn
South African
Israel DaggIsrael Dagg
New Zealander

Piri WeepuPiri Weepu
New Zealander
Cliff MorganCliff Morgan
British

Michael CheikaMichael Cheika
Australian

Justin HodgesJustin Hodges
Australian
Martin TaupauMartin Taupau
New Zealander

Dane ColesDane Coles
New Zealander
Codie TaylorCodie Taylor
New Zealander

Mils MuliainaMils Muliaina
New Zealander

Bernard FoleyBernard Foley
Australian
Drew MitchellDrew Mitchell
Australian

Owen FranksOwen Franks
New Zealander
Liam MessamLiam Messam
New Zealander

Graham HenryGraham Henry
New Zealander

Sean MaitlandSean Maitland
New Zealander

Conrad SmithConrad Smith
New Zealander
Ali WilliamsAli Williams
New Zealander

Joe MoodyJoe Moody
New Zealander

Adam Ashley-CooperAdam Ashley-Cooper
Australian

Ray LindwallRay Lindwall
Australian

Michael LeitchMichael Leitch
Japanese
Keven MealamuKeven Mealamu
New Zealander

Willie le RouxWillie le Roux
South African
Stephen LarkhamStephen Larkham
Australian

Ben TameifunaBen Tameifuna
New Zealander

Morné SteynMorné Steyn
South African
David StoreyDavid Storey
British

Cory JaneCory Jane
New Zealander
Berrick BarnesBerrick Barnes
Australian

Luke WhitelockLuke Whitelock
New Zealander
Pierre SpiesPierre Spies
South African

Burnum BurnumBurnum Burnum
Australian

Patrick LambiePatrick Lambie
South African
Ben FranksBen Franks
Australian

Bismarck du PlessisBismarck du Plessis
South African
Danie CravenDanie Craven
South African