By Alex Shaw The All Blacks’ 42-8 demolition of the Wallabies in Sydney was exquisite, only further expanding the gulf in quality – both technically and mentally – between themselves…

Ardie Savea

The Rugby Championship got off to a thrilling start. Just hours after a bugging device was said to have been found at the InterContinental hotel on Sydney’s picturesque waterfront, the…

Michael Lynagh clears his lines

Major teams: University of Queensland, Queensland, Saracens Country: Australia Test span: 1984-95 Test caps: 72 (71 starts) Test points: 911 (17T, 140C, 177P, 9DG) The Queenslander paid close attention to…

Cliff Morgan of Wales

Major teams: Cardiff, Bective Rangers Country: Wales Test span: 1951-58 Wales caps: 29 (29 starts) Lions caps: 4 (4 starts) Test points: 12 (4T) Twelve international points – four tries…

Mark Ella of Australia

Major teams: Randwick, NSW, Milan Country: Australia Test span: 1980-84 Test caps: 25 (25 starts) Test points: 78 (6T, 3C, 8P, 8DG) David Campese calls him the best he’s ever…

Barry John playing for the Lions

Major teams: Llanelli, Cardiff Country: Wales
 Test span: 1966-72 Wales caps: 25 (25 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 120 (6T, 9C, 18P, 10DG) It was the New…

Jonny Wilkinson in the 2003 World Cup Final

Major teams: Newcastle, Toulon Country: England Test span: 1998-2011 England caps: 91 (79 starts) Lions caps: 6 (6 starts) Test points: 1,246 (7T, 169C, 255P, 36DG) Nobody in history has…