Richie McCaw of New Zealand

Richie McCaw is the greatest openside flanker of all time, the New Zealand captain won back-to-back World Cups

Jonah Lomu

The late Jonah Lomu was a bona fide global superstar. The New Zealand winger's name can be linked with the term ‘shock and awe’.

The only current international player on our list, Emily Scarratt makes the grade as one of the most influential Test players in a generation. Many will remember Scarratt best as…

Keith Wood prepares to throw in at the line out

Major teams: Harlequins, Munster Country: Ireland Test span: 1994-2003 Ireland caps: 58 (55 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 75 (15T) Brought up in Killaloe, County Clare, where…

Israel Folau

Major teams: Broncos, Waratahs Country: Australia Test span: 2013 – Australia caps: 41 (41 starts) Test points: 100 (20T) – Figures correct as of 19/07/2016 – He arrived in rugby…

Brian Moore charges forward

Major teams: Nottingham, Harlequins, Richmond Country: England Test span: 1987-95 England caps: 64 (63 starts) Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) Test points: 4 (1T) By definition, elite athletes require a…

Gethin Jenkins of Wales

Major teams: Pontypridd, Celtic Warriors, Cardiff Blues, Toulon
 
Country: Wales
 
Test span: 2002-2016 
Wales caps: 126 (90 starts) 

Lions caps: 5 (5 starts) 

Test points: 20 (4T) It seems that…

Carl Hayman of New Zealand

Major teams: Otago, Highlanders, Newcastle, Toulon 

Country: New Zealand 

Test span: 2001-07 
Test caps: 45 (37 starts)

 Test points: 10 (2T) Carl Hayman made his Test debut from the bench…