Top 10 Greatest Rugby Players of All TimePresenting the top 10 greatest players who have competed on a Rugby union pitch from the early days of the sport in the 1800s to the current day. These are the forwards and backs that have made rugby famous in nations around the world.
The Top Ten Greatest Rugby Players of All Time
Some of these names in this top 10 are a joke -- like BOD at #1.
Jonah Lomu was a true superstar when the game needed one.
Despite Lomu’s undoubted talents, he was really just a freak at a time when rugby was not used to it. Nowadays, defenses are so much better and he would not be anything like a effective. He did however change the game forever, and more specifically, what it meant to be a winger in the professional age. Without him there would be no Savea, North, Stockdale etc.
He is not the best ever rugby player though, stick th ball behind him or double up and he struggled - as the South Africans showed on many occasions.
Jonah lomu is clearly the best ever
Best player ever
Unbelievable, unstoppable... and a deep thinker - understood the game like no-one else ever
Definition of greatness is Richie McCaw. The man isn't human. Has Brian O'Driscoll lead Ireland to two World Cup wins? He couldn't even beat the All Blacks. McCaw has won everything possible to have won... with Canterbury, Crusaders and All Blacks. Enough said.
How the he'll isn't he in the top 3, he's been the best flanker for 11 years!
The greatest rugby player of all time. - markman55
A legend and an honour & privilege to have been able to witness his sublime talents.
The greatest centre of all time easily and probably the best player of all time - Grizleybear
The most wicked sidestep ever - Grizleybear
Too smart and too technically gifted not to get it
BOD IS MY GOD!
Greatest rugby player of all time, from the greatest rugby side that there has ever been until current, the devastating and raw toughness and skill of the 1970s team would beat/thrash any rugby nation at the time. Wales, the most formidable nation not to win the World Cup.
No one will match the skill of Gareth Edwards. He could do anything with a rugby ball, genius!
So clearly the number one its untrue. I have to assume that most people voting are very young or have lost their memory.
Gareth edwards is a player ahead of his time good ball sinse and a great rugby mind to boot greatest player of all time and the star of the 74 lions best team of all time too.
Skill of this man is unsurpassed could lo mu or odriscoll throw a dummy like Gareth, blistering pace no other player has ever played better heads up rugby union football
One of rugby best every and for me england best player every to always did the hardest jobs on the park.
Great rugby player and was england manager for ages and had quality for leicester tigers. Won world cup as england captain.
Tough as old boots
A true legend of Irish rugby, one of the greats
The greatest ever French player
Too fast for his own good - Grizleybear
By far the best rugby player of all time. - felix_gibson
The fastest rugby player ever... and a great try scorer for the springboks... the best try scorer in the Rugby world cup
The best centre ever. Period. Just compare his speed, strength, sidestep and forward thinking to any other player ever. Look at the various positions and situations from where he scored. He CREATED tries like no one else. He read the situation. And he finished like no other. Taken into account the few opportunities he had due to isolation and what he achieved nevertheless there can be NO DOUBT that he was the greatest back line player ever to have played the game.
This guy is a legend. The best centre with the most natural talent ever. Campese might have been slightly better (a winger), but if Danie had the opportunity to play in as many tests as Campo, I recon he would have held the record for most test tries scored. I loved watching him play.
Danie was the best center ever!
Hugo Porta, in addition to his stylish manner, changed once for ever more the way to kick the rugby ball. Not a surprise he was excellent at football (soccer) and close to have a contract with Boca Juniors
Best fly half of the amateur era. Singlehandedly won games for Argentina against the top nations in the world.
Best ausiie fullback by far,...
He is just amazing, don't know why he isn't top 5
The greatest player to ever step foot on Murrayfield in a Scotland Jersey
Greatest player ever. Unmatched speed, strength, agility, game reading combo could cut through a defense like butter.
Just the name should be good enough
Best winger of is era a wing that could run on a string an still score an you choose george north
Best number 8 captain and retired well after many years of great rugby for leicester tigers
Fantastic all-round player with speed, strength and stamina.