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Owen Farrell

Owen Andrew Farrell is an English professional rugby union player, currently playing for Premiership Rugby side Saracens. Farrell has played international rugby for England since 2012, has previously played for the British and Irish Lions and has been the Captain of England since 2018. He is considered by many to be one of the best currently-active rugby union players in the world, having been nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year in 2012, 2016 and 2017.


Jonah Lomu

Jonah Tali Lomu was a New Zealand rugby union player. He became the youngest ever All Black when he played his first international in 1994 at the age of 19 years and 45 days. Playing on the wing Lomu finished his international career with 63 caps and 37 tries. He is regarded as the first true global superstar of rugby and consequently had a huge impact on the game. Lomu was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame on 9 October 2007, and the IRB Hall of Fame on 24 October 2011.


Ofa Tu'ungafasi

Aniseto Ofa He Mo'oni Tu'ungafasi is a Tongan-born New Zealand rugby union player who plays for the All Blacks as a prop. Domestically, he represents Auckland in the Mitre 10 Cup and the Blues in Super Rugby


James Haskell

James Haskell is an English rugby union player who currently plays for Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership and internationally for England.


Hayden Parker

Hayden Parker is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a first five-eighth for Otago in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup.


Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones is a Welsh rugby union player. He is the current captain of the Wales national team, and the former captain of the Ospreys in the Pro14. He is the world's most-capped lock forward and Wales' second most capped player behind Gethin Jenkins. He has also won nine caps for the British & Irish Lions.


Johnathan Thurston

Johnathan Dean Thurston born 25 April 1983 is an Australian professional rugby league player in the National Rugby League. Thurston is an Australian international, Queensland State of Origin and Indigenous All Stars representative. Thurston plays as a halfback or five-eighth and is a noted goal-kicker. In 2015 he became the first ever four-time Dally M Medallist for the NRL season's best player, and later that year became the first ever three-time winner of the Golden Boot Award for the World's best player. During his career he has been frequently regarded as the greatest to have played the game.


Freddie Burns

Frederick Burns is an English Rugby Union player who plays fly-half for Bath and England.

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Jonny Wilkinson

Jonathan Peter Wilkinson, CBE is an English former rugby union player who represented England and the British and Irish Lions. He rose to prominence from 2001 to 2003, before and during the 2003 Rugby World Cup, and is widely acknowledged as one of the best rugby union players of all time.


Richie McCaw

Richard Hugh McCaw is a retired New Zealand rugby union player. He captained the national team, the All Blacks, in 110 out of his 148 test matches, and won two Rugby World Cups. He is the most capped test rugby player of all time, and has won the World Rugby player of the year award a joint record three times.

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Dan Carter

Daniel William Carter is a New Zealand rugby union player.

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Shane Horgan

Shane Patrick Horgan is an Irish former rugby union player who played wing or centre for Leinster and Ireland.


Beauden Barrett

Beauden John Barrett is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays in the fly-half position for Taranaki and the Wellington based Super Rugby side, the Hurricanes, and for New Zealand's national team the All Blacks. He was a key member of the 2015 Rugby World Cup winning team. Barrett also plays fullback and wing as demonstrated with Taranaki and the All Blacks. In 2016 and 2017, he won the World Rugby Player of the Year award, and is only the second player to win the award in back-to-back years. He is considered by many to be the best currently-active rugby player in the world.


Brian O'Driscoll

Brian Gerard O'Driscoll is a retired Irish professional rugby union player. He played at outside centre for the Irish provincial team Leinster and for Ireland. He captained Ireland from 2003 until 2012, and captained the British and Irish Lions for their 2005 tour of New Zealand. He is regarded by critics as one of the greatest rugby players of all time.


Quade Cooper

Quade Santini Cooper is a professional rugby union player and occasional boxer. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has represented Australia in rugby at international level. He is a former player for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition in Australia. His preferred position is fly-half.