Is This Rugby’s Greatest Ever XV?


Rugby fans over on Reddit have been voting for their greatest players of all time and have come up with the below 1st and 2nd XV. You can view the full discussion here.

1st XV

NumberPlayerCountryActive (Int)% of vote
1Os Du RandtZAF1994-200735
2Keith WoodIRL1994-200338
3Carl HaymanNZL2001-200730
4John EalesAUS1991-200130
5Martin JohnsonENG1993-200328
6Thierry DusautoirFRA2006-201527
7Richie McCawNZL2001-201540
8Sergio ParisseITA2002-39
9Gareth EdwardsWAL1967-197838
10Dan CarterNZL2003-201534
11Jonah LomuNZL1994-200245
12Tim HoranAUS1989-200036
13Brian O’DriscollIRL1999-201450
14Jason RobinsonENG2001-200732
15Christian CullenNZL1996-200326

2nd XV

NumberPlayerCountryActive (Int)% of vote
1Jason LeonardENG1990-200431
2Sean FitzpatrickNZL1986-199728
3Phil VickeryENG1998-201023
4Paul O’ConnellIRL2002-201516
5Victor MatfieldZAF2000-14
6Richard HillENG1997-200822
7Lewis MoodyENG2001-201114
8Zinzan BrookeNZL1987-199715
9George GreganAUS1994-200722
10Jonny WilkinsonENG1998-201125
11Shane WilliamsWAL2000-201122
12Ma’a NonuNZL2003-201529
13Conrad SmithNZL2004-201523
14David CampeseAUS1982-199622
15Ben SmithNZL2009-21



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