List of Famous Rugby Players People

List of Famous Rugby Players

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List of famous rugby players, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top rugby players in the world? This includes the most prominent rugby players, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable rugby players is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic rugby players were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned rugby players.

Examples of people on this list: Ashley Graham, Rahul Bose and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known rugby players to the lesser known rugby players of today, these are some of the best professionals in the rugby player field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous rugby players ever?" and "What are the names of famous rugby players?" then you're in the right place. (1454 items)


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    Nathan Sharpe
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    Nathan Sharpe is a retired professional Australian rugby union player. He began his rugby career at the Queensland Reds in 1999 before joining the newly-created Western Force in 2006, where he captained the club until his retirement in 2012. He played 116 test matches for Australia, including 20 as ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Wagga Wagga, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Adam Ashley-Cooper is an Australian rugby union player. He plays for Australia, and for the NSW Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition.more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Tatafu Polota-Nau is an Australian rugby union player.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Benn Robinson is an Australian professional rugby union footballer. He plays as a loosehead prop for the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition, and for Australia in international matches.more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Kurtley Beale is an Australian professional rugby union football player of Aboriginal descent. He plays for the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition and represents Australia in international matches. He mainly plays at inside centre or fly-half but can also play at or fullback or on ...more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Blacktown, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Berrick Barnes is an Australian professional rugby union footballer. His usual position is fly-half or inside centre. He is currently signed with Japanese Top League club Panasonic Wild Knights, but previously played in the Super Rugby competition with the NSW Waratahs and Queensland Reds. He also ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Digby Ioane is an Australian professional rugby union footballer playing for the Stade Fran├žais Paris club in the Top 14 competition. He previously played for the Western Force and Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition, and for the Wallabies.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Scott Higginbotham is an Australian rugby union player. He plays for and currently captains the Melbourne Rebels in the international Super Rugby competition. He plays Flanker and No. 8.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Dave Dennis is a national representative rugby union footballer who plays professionally for the New South Wales Waratahs. He was educated at Richmond High School in Sydney, when he played in the Australian Schoolboys Rugby team in 2004. His primary position is blindside flanker. He can also play No.8.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Sitaleki Timani, is a Tongan-born, Australian professional rugby union footballer. He made his test debut for the Wallabies in 2011. His usual position is lock.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Kolonga, Tonga
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Ben Tapuai is a professional rugby player for the Queensland Reds. Tapuai grew up in Melbourne and is of Samoan heritage.more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Will Genia is a Papua New Guinean-born, Australian professional rugby union player. He plays scrum-half for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition. He also plays for the Wallabies in international matches. Sometimes compared to former Australian halfback George Gregan, Genia is pound for ...more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Pat McCabe Wallaby No#847 is a retired professional Australian rugby union player. He played for the Brumbies in the Super Rugby, and Warringah in Sydney, and represented Australia at various age grade levels before a senior debut in 2010. He was a utility player, able to cover inside centre, outside ...more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Manly, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Wycliff Palu is an Australian rugby union footballer of Tongan descent. He plays for the New South Wales Waratahs in the international Super Rugby competition. Also known as Cliffy Palu, he attended Balgowlah Boys High School.more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins is an Australian rugby union footballer who plays for Western Force in the Super 15 and for the Wallabies in international matches. On 4 July 2014 Nick announced that he would leave Western Force and move to Japan at the end of the super rugby season due to family ...more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Port Macquarie, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    David Pocock is an Australian rugby union player. He is a Brumbies openside flanker, and is vice captain of the Brumbies.more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Gweru, Zimbabwe
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Kane Douglas is an Australian rugby union footballer who currently plays for Leinster Rugby was previously with the New South Wales Waratahs in the international Super Rugby competition and the Wallabies as a lock. Douglas played his junior rugby with the Yamba Buccaneers, captaining the Under 17 team ...more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Maclean, Australia
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Radike Samo is an Australian rugby union player. He plays lock, flanker, number 8 and can even play on the wing.more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Nadi, Fiji
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Rahul Bose is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, social activist, and rugby player. Bose has appeared in Bengali films such as Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, Kalpurush, Anuranan, Antaheen, Laptop and The Japanese Wife. He has also appeared in Hindi films such as Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Maan Gaye ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: India, Bangalore
    • Profession: Rugby Player, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Vishwaroopam, Mumbai Matinee, Midnight's Children, The Japanese Wife, 15 Park Avenue, + more
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    Quade S. Cooper is a New Zealand-born Australian rugby union football player and boxer. He currently plays for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition and has represented Australia at international level. His usual position is fly-half.more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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