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James Tedesco

James Tedesco is an Australian rugby league player who plays for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League. Primarily a fullback, Tedesco has also played five-eighth, centre and wing. Tedesco is a New South Wales, New South Wales City and Italian national representative.


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.


Ben Cohen (rugby union)

Ben Christopher Cohen, MBE is a former England rugby union player and activist. He began his professional career with Northampton Saints in 1996; in 2007 he moved to France to represent Brive before returning to England two years later to join Sale Sharks. Cohen was also a member of the England national team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup. In May 2011, Cohen retired from professional rugby, and will focus on The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation he created to combat homophobia and bullying. His main position was winger.


James Haskell

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


Beauden Barrett

Beauden John Barrett is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays in the first five-eighth position (Fly-Half) for Taranaki and the Auckland based Super Rugby side, the Blues, 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. Barrett won the World Rugby Player of the Year award in 2016 and 2017, has also been a nominee for the award in 2018, and is only the second player to win the award in back-to-back years, after former teammate Richie McCaw.


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.


Joost van der Westhuizen

Joost Heystek van der Westhuizen was a South African rugby union player who made 89 appearances in test matches for the national team, scoring 38 tries. He mostly played as a scrum-half and participated in three Rugby World Cups, most notably in the 1995 tournament which was won by South Africa.


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.


Darren Lockyer

Darren James Lockyer is an Australian former rugby league player and current television commentator. Lockyer was an Australia international and Queensland State representative captain, who played his entire professional career with Brisbane Broncos. He is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time.


Matt To'omua

Matthew Papali'i To'omua is an Australian rugby union player who has played over 35 times for Australia since 2013. He plays for the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby and his usual position is at fly-half or inside centre. He has previously played for the Brumbies in Australia and for Leicester Tigers in England's Premiership Rugby.

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Dan Carter

Daniel William Carter is a New Zealand rugby union player.


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.


Sam Whitelock

Samuel Lawrence Whitelock is a New Zealand rugby union player who plays as a lock for the Crusaders, who he Captains in the Super Rugby competition and is signed to Canterbury in the National Provincial Championship.


Richie Mo'unga

Richard Fou'a Mo'unga is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a first five-eighth or fullback for Canterbury in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup and the Crusaders in the international Super Rugby competition.


Ronan O'Gara

Ronan John Ross O'Gara is an Irish former rugby union player and current coach. O'Gara played as a fly-half and is Ireland's second most-capped player and highest ever points scorer. He is currently Assistant Backs Coach for the Crusaders in Super Rugby.