Rupeni Caucaunibuca fends off the Aussies

Major teams: Northland, Auckland Blues, Agen, Toulouse Country: Fiji Test span: 2003-10 Fiji caps: 7 (7starts) Pacific Islanders caps: 1 (1 start) Test points: 50 (10T) Known universally as Caucau,…

Tony O'Reilly playing for the Lions

Major teams: Old Belvedere, Leicester, London Irish Country: Ireland Test span: 1955-1970 Ireland caps: 29 (29 starts) Lions caps: 10 (10 starts) Test points: 30 (10T) O’Reilly also did longevity,…

Gavin Hastings takes a high ball during a Test against Wales

Major Teams: Watsonians, London Scottish, Cambridge University Country: Scotland Test span: 1986-95 Scotland caps: 61 (61 starts) Lions caps: 6 (6 starts) Test points: 733 (18T, 87C, 160P) He was…

George Nepia of New Zealand

Major Teams: Hawke’s Bay, East Coast Country: New Zealand Test span: 1924-30 Test caps: 9 (9 starts) Test points: 5 (1C, 1P) Twice weekly he displayed remarkable pluck, uniquely appearing…

Ken Scotland

Major Teams: Army, Heriot’s FP, Cambridge University, London Scottish, Leicester Country: Scotland Test span: 1957-65 Scotland caps: 27 (27 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 79 (8C, 16P,…

Don Clarke of New Zealand

Major teams: Waikato Country: New Zealand Test span: 1956-64 Test caps: 31 (31 Starts) Test points: 207 (2T, 33C, 38P, 5DG, 2Gfm) He wouldn’t have troubled Christian Cullen, one of…

Tom Kiernan of Ireland

Major teams: University College Cork, Cork Constitution, Munster Country: Ireland Test span: 1960-73 Ireland caps: 54 (54 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 193 (2T, 27C, 42P, 2DG)…

Christian Cullen takes on France at the 1999 World Cup

Major teams: Manawatu, Wellington, Hurricanes, Munster Country: New Zealand Test span: 1996-2002 Test caps: 58 (56 starts) Test points: 236 (46T, 3C) Like a lightning bolt, he flashed dramatically into the…

Andy Irvine

Major teams: Heriot’s Country: Scotland Test span: 1972-82 Scotland caps: 51 (51 starts) Lions caps: 9 (9 starts) Test points: 301 (12T, 26C, 67P) The owner of an extremely accurate…