Justin Marshall makes a break

Major teams: Canterbury, Crusaders, Leeds, Ospreys, Montpellier, Saracens Test span: 1995-2005 Test caps: 81 (74 starts) Test points: 120 (24T) France, at the old Parc des Princes, is nobody’s idea…

David Kirk holds aloft the Webb Ellis Cup

Major teams: Auckland Country: New Zealand Test span: 1985-87 Test caps: 17 (17 starts) Test points: 24 (6T) The No 9 from Wellington led a stellar team featuring John Kirwan,…

The foundation stone on which New Zealand’s great pack of the 1990s was built, Olo Brown was one of the finest props world rugby has seen, but also one of…

Sir Wilson Whineray was that rugby rarity, a loosehead who had scrummaging maturity beyond his years. The New Zealander’s star shone brightly from the day he made his Test debut…

Props rarely get much glory but if they did, Craig Dowd would be among the most lauded of all because he was one of the foundation stones upon which the…

Ian Kirkpatrick

Major teams: Poverty Bay, Canterbury Country: New Zealand 
Test span: 1967-77 New Zealand caps: 39 (38 starts) Test points: 57 (16T) When he emerged in the mid-1960s, flankers usually played…