Rugby has many fans around the world. So the game has brought many legends and skilled sports persons to the world. However, it is difficult to find the best player from the numerous rugby players who have played and are playing the game. Here are some of the best rugby players the world has witnessed.
● Richie Mccaw
Richie Mccaw has been the captain of the team to win the World Cup in 2011 as well as 2015. He was also crowned the world rugby player of the Year for three years. He is a super athlete, a breakdown master, and a motivating leader, and his ability to talk. He also holds the record of being the most capped test rugby player ever in the history of rugby.
● Dan Carter
Dan Carter is the rugby union player of New Zealand and has scored the highest points in rugby test matches. He has managed to get 100 caps for the national team of New Zealand and has scored 1,442 points. In Super Rugby, he was a member of the Crusaders and earned 1,581 points and 128 caps.
● Michael Jonas
Michael Jonas is a former rugby union player of New Zealand and was also the Samoa rugby team’s coach during 2004-2007 after he officially retired from professional rugby games. During his whole career, he was considered to be one of the best offensive players and was called “The Iceman” as he used ice packs while getting injuries during games.
● Brian O’driscoll
Brian O’driscoll was a professional rugby player from Ireland. He is considered to be the greatest outside center in the history of rugby. His fan support and popularity are broader. He was the captain of national rugby during 2003-2012. Along with playing international games, he has also played for Leinster, a provincial team of Ireland.
● David Campese
David Campese was a former rugby union player of Australia. He is one of the best wingers and fullbacks in the history of rugby. The hitch-kick motion of David Campese came to be known as the “goose-step”. It is one of the best techniques to avoid the opponent’s tackling.
● Jonah Lomu
Jonah Lomu is a former rugby union player from New Zealand. He was considered to be the biggest drawcard of the rugby union during his career. He scored about 185 points and achieved 63 caps from 1994 to 2002. In Super Rugby, he has played for three teams.
● Martin Johnson
Martin Johnson is a former English rugby union player. In rugby history, he is known to be the best lock. In the 2003 World Cup, he was the England captain who led his team to victory. He has also led Leicester Tigers to success six times.
● Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson has played for Toulon and Newcastle Falcons. He has also represented the Irish and British Lions as well as the England team. He has fetched 91 caps for his England team and during his career, his country has managed to achieve 61 caps.