Who is the greatest rugby of all time?

Who is the greatest rugby of all time?

Without further ado, here’s our countdown of the best rugby players to have ever graced the sport:

  • Zinzan Brooke (New Zealand)
  • Gareth Edwards (Wales)
  • Jonny Wilkinson.
  • Martin Johnson (England)
  • Jonah Lomu (New Zealand)
  • David Campese (Australia)
  • Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)
  • Michael Jones (New Zealand)

What is the biggest win in rugby history?


Margin Team Score
128 New Zealand 145–17
98 New Zealand 101–3
England 111–13
95 New Zealand 108–13

What is the greatest upset in rugby history?

10 of the biggest upsets in international rugby history

  • Wales 19-21 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Stadium, 27 March, 2010.
  • France 12-17 Argentina, Stade de France, 7 September, 2007.
  • France 43-31 New Zealand, Twickenham, 31 October, 1999.
  • Wales 13-16 Western Samoa, Cardiff Arms Park, 6 October, 1991.

Who is the most successful rugby nation?

New Zealand
New Zealand and South Africa are the most successful teams in the history of the tournament, with three wins each. New Zealand is the only team to have won consecutive tournaments, with their victories in the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Which is the most famous rugby player of all time?

Whether through their surreality or sheer, perfect quality, the following moments, above all, are enshrined as spectacular in the minds of every rugby fan… 10. Martin Johnson takes on the whole of Ireland

Who is the best rugby centre of all time?

Despite starting out as a winger, Tana Umaga developed into at one point the best centre in the world. The former All Black Skipper won 74 caps for his country between 1997 and 2005, scoring 36 tries. With his trademark dreadlocks, he was named Captain in 2004.

Is there a rewind button for rugby union?

Rugby Union, if we had to use just one word to describe it, is spectacular. The rewind button is a valuable fixture in the on-demand era – so why suffer through the halftime chat when you can sit back and enjoy the best moments in rugby history?

What was the most controversial Rugby World Cup moment?

The flanker smashed France wing Vincent Clerc in a tackle, lifting him above the horizontal, twisting him and then crashing him back down to the turf. It was most certainly illegal, but with Clerc appearing to land more on his back than his shoulders and head, a yellow card would perhaps have sufficed.

What was the best Rugby World Cup?

Here are five of the greatest World Cup games of all time:

  • England 20-17 Australia – AET – (2003) – Final.
  • South Africa 32 – Japan 34 (2015) – Group Stages.
  • South Africa 15-12 New Zealand – AET – (1995) – Final.
  • England 19-7 New Zealand – (2019) – Semi-Final.
  • Australia 35-34 Scotland – (2015) – Quarter-Final.

Who is the No 1 rugby team in the world?

World Rugby Rankings

Men’s World Rugby Rankings v t e
1 South Africa 94.49
2 New Zealand 89.29
3 England 85.44
4 Ireland 84.85

Who is the best All Black player ever?

The record for most Test points by an All Black is held by Dan Carter, who scored 1598 points between 2003 and 2015. The record for the number of Test tries is held by Doug Howlett, who scored 49 tries in 62 matches between 2000 and 2007.

Who has scored the most tries ever?

Daisuke Ohata
Try scorers

Rank Player Tries
1 Daisuke Ohata 69
2 Bryan Habana 67
3 David Campese 64
4 Shane Williams 60

Who has been in the most Rugby World Cup finals?

List of Rugby World Cup finals

New Zealand’s national team celebrate their victory in the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final
Sport Rugby union
Country International (World Rugby)
Holders South Africa (2019)
Most titles New Zealand South Africa (3 titles)

What was the most famous Rugby World Cup moment?

Simply an unforgettable moment for English rugby fans and one that the Wallabies would like to forget. Wales, and the rest of the world of rugby, were stunned when massive underdogs Western Samoa pulled off a shock victory over the Welsh in the group stages of the 1991 tournament, coming out on top in a closely contested match that ended 16-13.

Who are the best rugby players of all time?

If ever a sporting contest summed up that phrase it was Ireland’s gallant effort against the world champions in waiting. Australia boasted the likes of Michael Lynagh, Tim Horan and David Campese, the world’s best wing at the time who was, in his best form, unplayable. He had never played Gordon Hamilton, though.

What are the greatest moments in NRL history?

The greatest moments in NRL history. 1 2015 – North Queensland Cowboys vs. Brisbane Broncos. In first NRL final that ended in a draw, North Queensland claimed victory over Brisbane 17-16 in 2 2014 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Canterbury Bulldogs. 3 2013 – Sydney Roosters vs. Manly Sea Eagles. 4 2012 – Melbourne Storm vs. Canterbury Bulldogs.

Who was the fastest player in the Rugby World Cup?

In one of the tries of the tournament, the USA’s Takudzwa Ngwenya rocketed past supposed fastest player in the world Bryan Habana, much to the shock of the South African. It wasn’t enough to prevent a victory for the Springboks but provided the 2007 World Cup with one of its most memorable moments.