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The Best Rugby Union Players Of All Time

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List Criteria: Any players to have played the game at Test match level.

Given the changes in the game and the changes between amateur and professional era's, there will be a lot of debate on this one. Taking everything in consideration, which players of yore and stars of the modern game would you put in your run-on 15?
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    Richie McCaw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rugby Union Players Of All Time

    Richie McCaw Oamaru, New Zealand

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    JPR Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rugby Union Players Of All Time

    JPR Williams

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    Auckland, New Zealand

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    Waiuku, New Zealand

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    Auckland, New Zealand

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    Dan Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rugby Union Players Of All Time

    Dan Carter Leeston, New Zealand

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    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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    Andrew Mehrtens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rugby Union Players Of All Time

    Andrew Mehrtens Durban, South Africa

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    Vereeniging, South Africa

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    Walvis Bay, Namibia

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    Lusaka, Zambia

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    Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa

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    Brisbane, Australia

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    George Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rugby Union Players Of All Time

    George Smith

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    Willie-John McBride is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rugby Union Players Of All Time

    Willie-John McBride

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    Dublin, Clontarf^! Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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    Solihull, United Kingdom

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    Frimley, United Kingdom

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    Elliot, Eastern Cape

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    Naas Botha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rugby Union Players Of All Time

    Naas Botha Breyten, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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    John Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rugby Union Players Of All Time

    John Smith

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    Pretoria, South Africa

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    Carel du Plessis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rugby Union Players Of All Time

    Carel du Plessis

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