Who is the All Time Greatest from Rugby Union

We are compiling a list of the greatest athletes from the sport of rugby union, which will then be voted on and the winner placed on the shortlist of the all time greatest athlete ever (all sports).

The first stage is to get nominations for rugby union before the vote is started. See the current list below of top athletes, compiled using other published lists and visitor feedback. If you believe that there is someone missing from this list, please place a comment below, including any relevant details about the person.

Rugby Union Greatest Players

The athletes below are listed in no particular order - once the shortlist is complete then you will be able to vote for who you think is the greatest of all. This list is not complete - if you know of someone who should be listed here, let us know using the comment form below.

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Brian O'Driscoll Ireland
Chris Jack New Zealand
Colin Meads New Zealand
Dan Carter New Zealand
Danie Gerber South Africa
David Campese Australia
Gareth Edwards Wales
Hugo Porta Argentina
Jason Leonard England
Jean-Pierre Rives France
Jonah Lomu New Zealand
Jonny Wilkinson England
Mark Ella Australia
Martin Johnson England
Martin Johnson England
Michael Jones New Zealand
Phillipe Sella France
Richie McCaw New Zealand
Serge Blanco France
Zinzan Brooke New Zealand


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