Major teams: Canterbury, Crusaders, Perpignan, Racing Métro Country: New Zealand Test span: 2003-15 Test caps: 112 (106 starts) Test points: 1,598 (29T, 293C, 281P, 8DG) As a kicker, he has…

Carl Hayman of New Zealand

Major teams: Otago, Highlanders, Newcastle, Toulon 

Country: New Zealand 

Test span: 2001-07 
Test caps: 45 (37 starts)

 Test points: 10 (2T) Carl Hayman made his Test debut from the bench…

Richie McCaw of New Zealand

Major teams: Crusaders, Canterbury Country: New Zealand
 Test span: 2001-15 Test caps: 148 (141 starts) Test points: 135 (27T) Even before he’d made a national age-grade team though, Richie McCaw…

Major teams: Counties Manukau, Wellington, Aukland Country: New Zealand Test span: 1994-2002 Test caps: 63 (54 starts) Test points: 185 (37T) Growing up in South Auckland, he started out playing…

Rated alongside Graham Price as “undoubtedly the greatest tighthead prop of the modern era” by another legend of the front row, Fran Cotton, Robert Paparemborde anchored a French pack which…

Ex Ireland international Jack Kyle receives a standing ovation at Ulster

Major teams: Queen’s University, North of Ireland FC, Belfast Country: Ireland Test span: 1947-58 Ireland caps: 46 (46 starts) Lions caps: 6 (6 starts) Test points: 30 (9T, 1DG) Out-half…

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…