We have designated ten slots per rugby position to players that we believe are the greatest to have played the game

The only current international player on our list, Emily Scarratt makes the grade as one of the most influential Test players in a generation. Many will remember Scarratt best as…

Keith Wood prepares to throw in at the line out

Major teams: Harlequins, Munster Country: Ireland Test span: 1994-2003 Ireland caps: 58 (55 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 75 (15T) Brought up in Killaloe, County Clare, where…

Major teams: Western Province, Stormers Country: South Africa
 Test span: 2003-2015 Test caps: 86 (72 starts) Test points: 80 (16T) Many northern hemisphere supporters simply cannot forgive Schalk Burger for…

Joost van der Westhuizen of South Africa

Major team: Blue Bulls Country: South Africa Test span: 1993-2003 Test caps: 89 (78 starts) Test points: 190 (38T) When Gareth Edwards was knighted in June, rugby pundits tried to…

Israel Folau

Major teams: Broncos, Waratahs Country: Australia Test span: 2013 – Australia caps: 41 (41 starts) Test points: 100 (20T) – Figures correct as of 19/07/2016 – He arrived in rugby…

Kieran Read of New Zealand

Major teams: Canterbury, Crusaders Country: New Zealand
 Test span: 2008- New Zealand caps: 87 (80 starts) Test points: 105 (21T) * correct as of August 2016 Death, taxes and Kieran…

Brian Moore charges forward

Major teams: Nottingham, Harlequins, Richmond Country: England Test span: 1987-95 England caps: 64 (63 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 4 (1T) By definition, elite athletes require a…

Gethin Jenkins of Wales

Major teams: Pontypridd, Celtic Warriors, Cardiff Blues, Toulon
 
Country: Wales
 
Test span: 2002-2016 
Wales caps: 126 (90 starts) 

Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) 

Test points: 20 (4T) It seems that…