The Best Rugby Union Players Of All Time Athletes
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The Best Rugby Union Players Of All Time

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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    1980

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    1975

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    JPR Williams

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    1965

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    1982

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    1958

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    1963

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    Andrew Mehrtens 1973

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    1974

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    1967

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    1973

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    George Smith

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    1977

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    Os du Randt 1972

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    Naas Botha

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    Willie-John McBride

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    John Smith

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    1979

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    1979

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    1970

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    1982

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    Carel du Plessis 1960

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