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Argentina exacted revenge on the Springboks in Salta, a week after a 78th-minute try cost them victory in their first meeting. The Pumas scored the first try of the game,…

John Kirwan scoots past a Welsh defender

Major clubs: Auckland, Treviso, Auckland Warriors, NEC Green Rockets Country: New Zealand Test span: 1984-94 Test caps: 63 (62 starts) Test points: 143 (35T) When John Kirwan sprinted and swerved…

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…

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…

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…

Wallaroos v Black Ferns - Second Test

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…

Black Fern's captain Farah Palmer throws the ball

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…