Have you ever wondered about who the best rugby players of all time would be? Would you be able to come up with a list of your own, naming some of the greatest players of all time? It is a rather difficult task, as each player has his own set of unique talents, and we may also be biased in some cases.
In this post we take a look at some of the greatest rugby players of all time. Spoiler alert, the list features one UK player.
1. New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu
If you have never heard of Jonah Lomu before, you are not a big rugby fan. This legendary player was inducted in the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007 for his amazing sportsmanship and performance.
2. New Zealand’s Carlos Spencer
Spencer is undoubtedly considered as the world of rugby’s best fly-halves to date. During his career he earned 35 caps, and scored 291 points while playing for the All Blacks during 1995-2004. Nowadays, Spencer is coaching South African team the Eastern Province Kings.
3. England’s Martin Johnson
One of England’s best players to date has to be Martin Johnson. Johnson is considered to be one of the world’s best locks in the history of rugby. As captain of the national team, Johnson led the boys to victory during the 2003 rugby world cup.
4. France’s Serge Blanco
Thought of as one of the best fullbacks in rugby, Serge Blanco played for France during the very first world cups where he scored the deciding try against Australia during the semi-final. During his career Blanco earned 93 caps for France’s national team.
5. New Zealand’s Zinzan Brooke
Brooke is regarded as the world’s 8th greatest player of all time in the history of rugby, but also as one of the best flankers. While playing for the All Blacks, Brooke earned 58 caps and scored 89 points. He also held the world record for scoring seventeen tries in test matches when he retired.
And that’s a wrap! Who would you say is the greatest rugby player of all time? Do you agree with our list of the top five players, or would you include another player based on other merits? Let us know your thoughts and contact us!