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)
Jonny WilkinsonJonny Wilkinson
(British)

Israel FolauIsrael Folau
(Australian)
Johnathan ThurstonJohnathan Thurston
(Australian)
Dan CarterDan Carter
(New Zealander)

Richie McCawRichie McCaw
(New Zealander)
Cameron SmithCameron Smith
(Australian)
Jarryd HayneJarryd Hayne
(Australian)

Beauden BarrettBeauden Barrett
(New Zealander)
Billy SlaterBilly Slater
(Australian)
Greg InglisGreg Inglis
(Australian)

Ben BarbaBen Barba
(Australian)
Sébastien ChabalSébastien Chabal
(French)
Sam BurgessSam Burgess
(Australian)

Quade CooperQuade Cooper
(Australian,New Zealander)
Darren LockyerDarren Lockyer
(Australian)
David PocockDavid Pocock
(Australian,Zimbabwean)

Paul GallenPaul Gallen
(Australian)
Brad ThornBrad Thorn
(New Zealander)
Kieran ReadKieran Read
(New Zealander)

Julian SaveaJulian Savea
(New Zealander)
Gareth AnscombeGareth Anscombe
(New Zealander)
Sean MaitlandSean Maitland
(New Zealander)

Matt ToomuaMatt Toomua
(Australian)
TJ PerenaraTJ Perenara
(New Zealander)
Sam WhitelockSam Whitelock
(New Zealander)

Roger Tuivasa-SheckRoger Tuivasa-Sheck
(New Zealander)
Robbie FarahRobbie Farah
(Australian)
Francois HougaardFrancois Hougaard
(South African)

Schalk BurgerSchalk Burger
(South African)
Tendai MtawariraTendai Mtawarira
(Zimbabwean)
Conrad SmithConrad Smith
(New Zealander)

Victor MatfieldVictor Matfield
(South African)
Brodie RetallickBrodie Retallick
(New Zealander)
Michael CheikaMichael Cheika
(Australian)

Scott FardyScott Fardy
(Australian)
Patrick LambiePatrick Lambie
(South African)
Israel DaggIsrael Dagg
(New Zealander)

Aaron CrudenAaron Cruden
(New Zealander)
Kurtley BealeKurtley Beale
(Australian)
Sam CaneSam Cane
(New Zealander)

John EalesJohn Eales
(Australian)
Wyatt CrockettWyatt Crockett
(New Zealander)
JP PietersenJP Pietersen
(South African)

Liam MessamLiam Messam
(New Zealander)
Justin HodgesJustin Hodges
(Australian)
Mat RogersMat Rogers
(Australian)

François SteynFrançois Steyn
(South African)
Dane ColesDane Coles
(New Zealander)
Charles PiutauCharles Piutau
(New Zealander)

Piri WeepuPiri Weepu
(New Zealander)
Ben FranksBen Franks
(Australian)
Ardie SaveaArdie Savea
(New Zealander)

Martin TaupauMartin Taupau
(New Zealander)
Lood de JagerLood de Jager
(South African)
Michael LeitchMichael Leitch
(Japanese)

Bernard FoleyBernard Foley
(Australian)
Bismarck du PlessisBismarck du Plessis
(South African)
Adam Ashley-CooperAdam Ashley-Cooper
(Australian)

Damian de AllendeDamian de Allende
(South African)
Graham HenryGraham Henry
(New Zealander)
Drew MitchellDrew Mitchell
(Australian)

Mils MuliainaMils Muliaina
(New Zealander)
Morné SteynMorné Steyn
(South African)
Daniel VidotDaniel Vidot
(Australian)

Cory JaneCory Jane
(New Zealander)
Pieter-Steph du ToitPieter-Steph du Toit
(South African)
Willie le RouxWillie le Roux
(South African)

Owen FranksOwen Franks
(New Zealander)
Keven MealamuKeven Mealamu
(New Zealander)
Ali WilliamsAli Williams
(New Zealander)

Colin SladeColin Slade
(New Zealander)
Pierre SpiesPierre Spies
(South African)
Berrick BarnesBerrick Barnes
(Australian)

Rocky ElsomRocky Elsom
(Australian)
Ben TameifunaBen Tameifuna
(New Zealander)
Luke WhitelockLuke Whitelock
(New Zealander)

Jannie du PlessisJannie du Plessis
(South African)
Josh StraussJosh Strauss
(South African)
Tatafu Polota-NauTatafu Polota-Nau
(Australian)

Stephen LarkhamStephen Larkham
(Australian)
Fumiaki TanakaFumiaki Tanaka
(Japanese)
Tawera Kerr-BarlowTawera Kerr-Barlow
(New Zealander)

James HorwillJames Horwill
(Australian)
Luke RomanoLuke Romano
(New Zealander)
Jason RobinsonJason Robinson
(British)

Trevor NyakaneTrevor Nyakane
(South African)
Codie TaylorCodie Taylor
(New Zealander)
Sekope KepuSekope Kepu
(Australian,New Zealander)

Richard KahuiRichard Kahui
(New Zealander)
Scott SioScott Sio
(Australian)
Dean MummDean Mumm
(Australian,New Zealander)

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