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.

Israel FolauIsrael Folau
(Australian)
Jonny WilkinsonJonny Wilkinson
(British)

Gareth AnscombeGareth Anscombe
(New Zealander)
Ben BarbaBen Barba
(Australian)
Greg InglisGreg Inglis
(Australian)

Cameron SmithCameron Smith
(Australian)
Dan CarterDan Carter
(New Zealander)
Richie McCawRichie McCaw
(New Zealander)

Jarryd HayneJarryd Hayne
(Australian)
Beauden BarrettBeauden Barrett
(New Zealander)
Johnathan ThurstonJohnathan Thurston
(Australian)

Sébastien ChabalSébastien Chabal
(French)
Paul GallenPaul Gallen
(Australian)
Sam BurgessSam Burgess
(Australian)

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Quade CooperQuade Cooper
(Australian,New Zealander)
Julian SaveaJulian Savea
(New Zealander)
Kieran ReadKieran Read
(New Zealander)

Billy SlaterBilly Slater
(Australian)
Robbie FarahRobbie Farah
(Australian)
Israel DaggIsrael Dagg
(New Zealander)

David PocockDavid Pocock
(Australian,Zimbabwean)
Darren LockyerDarren Lockyer
(Australian)
Patrick LambiePatrick Lambie
(South African)

Sam WhitelockSam Whitelock
(New Zealander)
Daniel VidotDaniel Vidot
(Australian)
Brad ThornBrad Thorn
(New Zealander)

Brodie RetallickBrodie Retallick
(New Zealander)
TJ PerenaraTJ Perenara
(New Zealander)
Tendai MtawariraTendai Mtawarira
(Zimbabwean)

Sean MaitlandSean Maitland
(New Zealander)
Schalk BurgerSchalk Burger
(South African)
Owen FranksOwen Franks
(New Zealander)

Francois HougaardFrancois Hougaard
(South African)
Adam Ashley-CooperAdam Ashley-Cooper
(Australian)
Justin HodgesJustin Hodges
(Australian)

Roger Tuivasa-SheckRoger Tuivasa-Sheck
(New Zealander)
Michael CheikaMichael Cheika
(Australian)
Matt ToomuaMatt Toomua
(Australian)

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Ardie SaveaArdie Savea
(New Zealander)
John EalesJohn Eales
(Australian)
Aaron CrudenAaron Cruden
(New Zealander)

Josh StraussJosh Strauss
(South African)
Victor MatfieldVictor Matfield
(South African)
Kurtley BealeKurtley Beale
(Australian)

Michael LeitchMichael Leitch
(Japanese)
Piri WeepuPiri Weepu
(New Zealander)
Lood de JagerLood de Jager
(South African)

Bernard FoleyBernard Foley
(Australian)
Mat RogersMat Rogers
(Australian)
Pieter-Steph du ToitPieter-Steph du Toit
(South African)

James HorwillJames Horwill
(Australian)
Graham HenryGraham Henry
(New Zealander)
Charles PiutauCharles Piutau
(New Zealander)

Conrad SmithConrad Smith
(New Zealander)
Ben FranksBen Franks
(Australian)
Drew MitchellDrew Mitchell
(Australian)

Dane ColesDane Coles
(New Zealander)
Ali WilliamsAli Williams
(New Zealander)
François SteynFrançois Steyn
(South African)

Willie le RouxWillie le Roux
(South African)
Mils MuliainaMils Muliaina
(New Zealander)
Liam MessamLiam Messam
(New Zealander)

Scott FardyScott Fardy
(Australian)
Keven MealamuKeven Mealamu
(New Zealander)
Morné SteynMorné Steyn
(South African)

Sam CaneSam Cane
(New Zealander)
Stephen LarkhamStephen Larkham
(Australian)
Martin TaupauMartin Taupau
(New Zealander)

Colin SladeColin Slade
(New Zealander)
Luke WhitelockLuke Whitelock
(New Zealander)
Berrick BarnesBerrick Barnes
(Australian)

Bismarck du PlessisBismarck du Plessis
(South African)
Pierre SpiesPierre Spies
(South African)
Damian de AllendeDamian de Allende
(South African)

JP PietersenJP Pietersen
(South African)
Cory JaneCory Jane
(New Zealander)
Tatafu Polota-NauTatafu Polota-Nau
(Australian)

Fumiaki TanakaFumiaki Tanaka
(Japanese)
Wyatt CrockettWyatt Crockett
(New Zealander)
Codie TaylorCodie Taylor
(New Zealander)

Joe MoodyJoe Moody
(New Zealander)
Rocky ElsomRocky Elsom
(Australian)
Sekope KepuSekope Kepu
(Australian,New Zealander)

Jannie du PlessisJannie du Plessis
(South African)
Trevor NyakaneTrevor Nyakane
(South African)
Richard KahuiRichard Kahui
(New Zealander)

Ben SmithBen Smith
(New Zealander)
Ben TameifunaBen Tameifuna
(New Zealander)
Charlie FaumuinaCharlie Faumuina
(New Zealander)

Tawera Kerr-BarlowTawera Kerr-Barlow
(New Zealander)
Luke RomanoLuke Romano
(New Zealander)
Rob SimmonsRob Simmons
(Australian)