Serge Blanco attacks from deep

Major teams: Biarritz Country: France Test span: 1980-91 Test caps: 93 (93 starts) Test points: 233 (38T, 6C, 21P, 2DG) The Eighties were the halcyon of French rugby, where players…

Perhaps the most accomplished women’s rugby player ever to grace the game, Anna Richards won the last of her four World Cups as a 45-year-old in 2010, pulling the strings…

Donna Kennedy

The world record caps holder in the women’s game with 115, Donna Kennedy’s legacy is not just down to her longevity but also the leadership and tenacity she brought to…

Unquestionably one of the most respected leaders in women’s rugby history, Farah Palmer led the Black Ferns to total dominance following her debut in 1996, captaining the team to World…

After England won the World Cup in Paris in 2014, there was a lovely snapshot a few hours later when the victors mingled with supporters at a pub around the…

Lynne Cantwell’s story is summed up by the idea that perseverance and hard work truly pays off in sport. The diminutive centre ended her career as Ireland’s most-capped player, with…

Maggie Alphonsi made as big an impact in raising the profile of women’s rugby as she did when tackling opponents in matches. Within the game, the flanker had long been…

When Mel Berry captained Wales at the 2002 World Cup as a 20-year-old, there was clearly something a bit special about the youngster who former England international Sue Day calls…

Every success the women’s game in France has had over the past three decades has Nathalie Amiel’s handprint marked firmly all over it. Her remarkable 16-year career as a French…

A World Cup winner with the USA, Patty Jervey was among the group of first women’s players to be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame and she is…