Schalk Burger

South Africa's Schalk Burger has a fearsome reputation as a hard-hitting tackler, a loyal servant to the Springboks, he is one of the greatest blindsides of all time

Dan Carter

Pound for pound, New Zealand's Dan Carter is thought by many to be the greatest fly-half to have graced the game

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…