The Top 50 Greates Rugby Players Of The Professional Era


In the wake of the tragic loss of All Black legend Jonah Lomu, Wales Online have put together their list of the Top 50 rugby players of the professional era.

Irish fans will be puzzled as to how Keith Wood and Ronan O’Gara didn’t make the cut while a lot of people will feel Jonah Lomu should have taken the top spot.

England only have one player on the list, as do Ireland in the shape of Johnny Wilkinson and Brian O’Driscoll respectively. Wales also only have one player on the list in the shape of former IRB player of the year, Shane Williams.

Here’s the top 10.

10.Johnny Wilkinson (Eng)

9. John Eales (Aus)

8. Shane Williams (Wal)

7. Tim Horan (Aus)

6. Sergio Parisse (ITA)

5. Joost van der Westhuizen (SA)

4. Jonah Lomu (NZ)

3. Brian O’Driscoll (Ire)

2. Dan Carter (NZ)

1.Richie McCaw (NZ)]

You can view the list in full here:

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