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…

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…

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…