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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)
Nathan Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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 ...more
Adam Ashley-Cooper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
Adam Ashley-Cooper is an Australian rugby union player. He plays for Australia, and for the NSW Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition.
Tatafu Polota-Nau is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
Tatafu Polota-Nau is an Australian rugby union player.
Benn Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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 ...more
Kurtley Beale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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 ...more
Berrick Barnes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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, ...more
Digby Ioane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
Digby Ioane is an Australian professional rugby union footballer playing for the Stade Français Paris club in the Top 14 competition. He previously played for the Western Force and ...more
Scott Higginbotham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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.
Dave Dennis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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 ...more
Sitaleki Timani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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.
Ben Tapuai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
Ben Tapuai is a professional rugby player for the Queensland Reds. Tapuai grew up in Melbourne and is of Samoan heritage.
Will Genia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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 ...more
Pat McCabe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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 ...more
Wycliff Palu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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 ...more
Nick Cummins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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 ...more
David Pocock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
David Pocock is an Australian rugby union player. He is a Brumbies openside flanker, and is vice captain of the Brumbies.
Kane Douglas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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 ...more
Radike Samo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
Radike Samo is an Australian rugby union player. He plays lock, flanker, number 8 and can even play on the wing.
Rahul Bose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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 ...more
Quade Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
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 ...more
Drew Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
Drew Alan Mitchell is an Australian rugby union player. He usually plays on the wing or as fullback. Up to the 2006 season he played for the Queensland Reds. He played for the Western Force for ...more
Jesse Mogg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
Jesse Mogg is an Australian rugby union player who plays for the Brumbies in Super Rugby at full-back. Mogg in 2006 represented the Australia A Schools rugby union side, and hails from for St ...more
James O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
James O'Connor is an Australian professional rugby union footballer who made his international debut for Australia in 2008 at the age of eighteen. He has signed on to play for the Queensland ...more
Israel Folau is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
Israel Folau is an Australian professional rugby union footballer with the NSW Waratahs in Super Rugby. Folau previously played rugby league for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League ...more
James Slipper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Rugby Players
James Slipper is an Australian rugby union player who plays at prop. Slipper currently captains the Queensland Reds, making his debut during the 2010 Super 14 season. In June 2010 Slipper came ...more