My rugby hero collection

Date published: December 12 2019

Check out our feature on outstanding individuals who have contributed significantly in the rugby union world over years gone by.

World Cup

Jonah Lomu
Jonny Wilkinson
Jannie de Beer
Brian Lima
Rupeni Caucaunibuca
Serge Blanco
John Eales
Gethin Jenkins
DTH van der Merwe
James Small
Dan Carter
Will Greenwood
Karne Hesketh
Ignacio Corleto
Vasco Uva
John Kirwan 
Takudzwa Ngwenya
Lewis Moody
Keith Wood
Thierry Dusautoir
Vilimoni Delasau
Marc Ellis
Juan Imhoff
Bryan Habana
Stirling Mortlock
Pat Lam
Chester Williams
Shane Williams
Zinzan Brooke
Richard Hill
Juan Martin Hernandez
Matt Giteau


Simon Shaw


Gareth Edwards

Champions Cup

Owen Farrell
Peter Stringer
Raphael Ibanez
Brian O’Driscoll
Rocky Elsom
Steffon Armitage
Nick Evans
Billy Vunipola


Alex Waller
Denny Solomona
Schalk Brits


Leone Nakarawa
John Muldoon

Super Rugby

Carlos Spencer
George Smith
Pierre Spies
Christian Cullen