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.
Kalyn Ponga Kalyn Ponga
Australian, New Zealander
Jonah Lomu Jonah Lomu
New Zealander

Wally Lewis Wally Lewis
Australian
Wilco Froneman Wilco Froneman
South African

Israel FolauIsrael Folau
Australian
Greg InglisGreg Inglis
Australian
Cameron SmithCameron Smith
Australian

Jarryd HayneJarryd Hayne
Australian
Johnathan ThurstonJohnathan Thurston
Australian
Jonny WilkinsonJonny Wilkinson
British
Richie McCawRichie McCaw
New Zealander

Dan CarterDan Carter
New Zealander
Sam BurgessSam Burgess
Australian
Beauden BarrettBeauden Barrett
New Zealander

Billy SlaterBilly Slater
Australian
Paul GallenPaul Gallen
Australian
Quade CooperQuade Cooper
Australian, New Zealander
Darren LockyerDarren Lockyer
Australian

David PocockDavid Pocock
Australian, Zimbabwean
Ben BarbaBen Barba
Australian
Robbie FarahRobbie Farah
Australian

Sébastien ChabalSébastien Chabal
French
Israel DaggIsrael Dagg
New Zealander
Kieran ReadKieran Read
New Zealander
Sam WhitelockSam Whitelock
New Zealander

Daniel VidotDaniel Vidot
Australian
Justin HodgesJustin Hodges
Australian
Roger Tuivasa-SheckRoger Tuivasa-Sheck
New Zealander

Julian SaveaJulian Savea
New Zealander
Schalk BurgerSchalk Burger
South African
TJ PerenaraTJ Perenara
New Zealander
Tendai MtawariraTendai Mtawarira
Zimbabwean

Brodie RetallickBrodie Retallick
New Zealander
Drew MitchellDrew Mitchell
Australian
James HorwillJames Horwill
Australian

Brad ThornBrad Thorn
New Zealander
Francois HougaardFrancois Hougaard
South African
Adam Ashley-CooperAdam Ashley-Cooper
Australian
Martin TaupauMartin Taupau
New Zealander

Kurtley BealeKurtley Beale
Australian
Michael CheikaMichael Cheika
Australian
Ardie SaveaArdie Savea
New Zealander

John EalesJohn Eales
Australian
Victor MatfieldVictor Matfield
South African
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
Pieter-Steph du ToitPieter-Steph du Toit
South African
Piri WeepuPiri Weepu
New Zealander
Charles PiutauCharles Piutau
New Zealander

Bernard FoleyBernard Foley
Australian
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
Conrad SmithConrad Smith
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
Keven MealamuKeven Mealamu
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

Tawera Kerr-BarlowTawera Kerr-Barlow
New Zealander
Wyatt CrockettWyatt Crockett
New Zealander
Charlie FaumuinaCharlie Faumuina
New Zealander

Luke RomanoLuke Romano
New Zealander
Fumiaki TanakaFumiaki Tanaka
Japanese
Scott SioScott Sio
Australian
Ben TameifunaBen Tameifuna
New Zealander