We select our greatest XV of all time based on the best rugby players to have ever graced the game…

15.Serge Blanco

Blanco epitomised everything that was great about French rugby – he had flair in abundance and was always willing to take a risk.

14.Jonah Lomu

All Blacks winger Lomu had a huge impact on the game of rugby after making a huge impact on anyone who stood in his way.

13.Brian O’Driscoll

O’Driscoll may never have been the biggest or fastest centre, however his ability to read the game makes him one of the best of all time.

12.Phillippe Sella

Much like Blanco, Sella came at a time where French rugby was a thing of beauty as the side through the ball about to devastating effect.

11.David Campese

Campese was quite simply one of the most devastating wingers to have ever graced the game using his anticipation and vision to great effect.


10.Dan Carter

Injuries may have slowed him down of late, however on his day Carter is quite simply unplayable and will go down as possible the greatest player of all time.

9.Gareth Edwards

Edwards was quite simply the complete package and would no doubt have been as effective today as he was during the 70’s.

8.Zinzan Brooke

All Blacks number 8 Zinzan Brooke was one of several New Zealanders who helped redefine the way in which loose forwards played.

7.Michael Jones

There is a serious debate to be had over whether McCaw or Jones should feature here, however in this instance it makes sense to include both.

6.Richie McCaw

McCaw has been an incredible leader for the All Blacks during a period of complete dominance and is still going strong.


5.John Eales

A double World Cup winner, Eales was a master of the line-out and gained instant respect without having to shout to make himself heard.

4.Martin Johnson

Johnson may not have been the most technically excellent second row of all time, however his grunt work and leadership make him irreplaceable.

3.Jason Leonard

It’s pretty rare to find a prop capable of reaching 100 caps, however Leonard was the first and still one of the best of all time.

2.Sean Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick was quite simply one of the most determined players to ever pull on an All Blacks jersey and a truly World Class player.

1.Graham Price

Price was the bedrock of the Welsh pack in the 1970’s and remains the most capped Welsh Lion in history.

Who would make your all time greatest XV?