We have designated ten slots per rugby position to players that we believe are the greatest to have played the game

Mark Ella of Australia v Combined Services, 1984

Major teams: Randwick, NSW, Milan Country: Australia Test span: 1980-84 Test caps: 25 (25 starts) Test points: 78 (6T, 3C, 8P, 8DG) David Campese calls him the best he’s ever…

George Smith grapples with New Zealand

George Smith became the youngest man to hit 100 Tests when starting against New Zealand aged 29 years and four days, no shock that the openside is now considered one…

Os du Randt

Introducing the South African loosehead prop, who has made one of our ten positional spots for the greatest players

Thierry Dusautoir of France

Thierry Dusautoir won the IRB Player of the Year award in 2011 - the same year as the All Blacks won the World Cup - such was the French openside's…

Jonny Wilkinson in the 2003 World Cup Final

Jonny Wilkinson is regarded by many as the epitome of professionalism in rugby. His hard work ethic made him the greatest fly-half in the world

John Kirwan scoots past a Welsh defender

John Kirwan won the 1987 World Cup with New Zealand. The attacking prowess he showed in that tournament alone, set him up to be one of the greatest wingers of…

Shane Williams scores against Australia

Shane Williams defied the normal stereotype of an international winger, and the Welshman did it by scoring 60 tries in 87 Tests. One of the great wingers of our time