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➞Honorable Mentions: Gerald DaviesGareth Edwards Joost Van Der Westhuizen Martin JohnsonSean Fitzpatrick Michael Lynagh Dan CarterSerge BlancoJason Leonard
At 1:14 Colins Meads got sent off for doing the exact same thing …
Highlights can't overlook the blatant fact that dan carter scored about 1600 points. He no question has to be on the list along with Lomu McCaw and Wilkinson. Just need a 5th (odriscol in my opinion) and there you have it.
1. Richie2. Carter3. Lomu4. Barret5. Dogroll
I'm not kidding I know Brian o Driscoll
Brian o Driscoll went to my primary school
Belgrove is clontarf Dublin Ireland
Danie Gerber in his era for 15 years was the best center and really should be in the top 5.. his speed, strength and side step were unmatched..
ok for your top five the best but maybe one of french flair in top 10 🙂
This must be a joke.
the best nowadays is conor murray
Rupeni Caucaunibuca? Christian Cullen, Wayne Shelford???
Really, only one forward… and 3 wings… slight position bias
Put in dan carter
Carter is better than Johnny Wilkinson, world records prove it. O'Driscoll never beat the All blacks or won anything significant. For me:1 Jonah2 McCaw3 Carter4 Campese5 Wilkinson
I'm sorry but in which world does Jonny Wilkenson rate higher or better than Dan Carter as a rugby player?
What about the man they called Nobody? John Eales? Surely any list worth mentioning has to have him in the Top 3 at least.
Lomu was a freak
You just cannot ignore Hugo Porta
We can all agree lomu should not be on and brian o driscoll is number 2 but number 1 is defeneitly mc caw
I'd say that Dan Carter and Christian Cullen are at least worthy of making the list. Beauden Barret will be worthy in a couple of years, what he has already done is mindblowing, if he imprves his goalkicking he is right up there for the greatest player ever. No one has an answer for him when he is in form.
Campese out Carter in
1. Richie McCaw2. Jonah Lomu3. Gareth Edwards4. Dan Carter5. Colin Meads
everyone will have a different list. I am Australian and from what I have seen in my sixty five years is Lomu number 1
Lomu single handedly changed the game of Rugby. I always remember watching when he just walked over England and Carling called him a freak. to be fair he was right. This a freak of a man, but also what a lovely guy and as others had said such a shame about the kidney issues as he could have been even better.
Any team in the world would take a fit Lomu now.
Jonny Wilkinson was a great no.10, one of the best kickers of all time, but not one of the top 5, or even top 20 best rugby players of all time. But I understand that great English pride wants to include one of their own.
O driscoll is the GOAT look how small he is and he still destroyed…imagine if he was 6'5 260…unstoppable
A nice list, but I think I'd change the title to 5 of the Greatest players in Rugby History, or do it by decade. Many names missing Dan Carter (AB), Christian Cullen (AB), Bryan Habana (SA), Serge Blanco (FRA), Michael Lynagh (AUS) and many more…
u need to add daniel carter,Beurden Barret and Kerrien Reed
CauCau, Robinson, Cullen can't be far off that list.
lomu was the boss, no question. I'm English, my eldest son was born during the '95 world cup, my wife wouldn't let me call him Jonah….. so Joshua my boy, if you read this, Lomu was the man and the player I hoped you'd grow up to emulate…. (you did by the way, always proud of you)
where is (Sir) Colin Meads ???
Johnny Changed the way 10 is played, Carter perfected it. I would switch him in for CampoMcCaw imo is the greatest player of all time, Although he was offside most of his career if he's honest :p Lomu is a Rugby Legend, changed the game – RIP great one.
Depends on how far back you want to go You could also start off with players like George Nepia, Colin Meads, Willie John McBride, B G Williams, The Ella Brothers, Christan Cullen, Gareth Edwards, JPR Williams, Danie Gerber, Serge Blanco and Phillipe Sella, Hugo Porta and Don Clarke. Just to name a few
Campese numero uno…
I think to be thought of as truly great you should be an all round player. Clips show BOD scoring great tries and putting in huge tackles, same for Wilko and McCaw. Not one defensive clip from Campese or Jonah. Jonah, for all his greatness, was a weak link in defence. Also, No one from the great Welsh team of the 70s? Or the late great joost Vd Westhuizan?
With Lomu what was insane was the strength the sheer size of him yet he could really run well
New to rugby. Is there a top league where all the best players compete? Like an NFL or NBA?
All great players . However your history is very limited. You should look up a guy called Gareth Edwards and see what a real superstar plays like .
I literally see the all blacks on every thumbnail
Ffs Richie mchaw
No BoD? like, seriously? I would put him up against any of these to be in anyones team of the centuary.
The only one in that list I would seriously consider is McCaw.And that would be for his overall captaincy,as he wasn't even the best 7 NZ has produced ( that is Michael Jones).
Sorry,neither Lomu or Campese make it for me.JL is only rated because of what he did v England in 1995,great runner in open spaces,but had poor basic skills.Campese is rated because of 1991,but frankly was owned by Kirwan for years.He had poor defence and was overrated.Both Kirwan and B.G.Williams were superior.
Wlikinson,great goalkcker and excellent game management,but you would have him ahead of Dan arter? Seriously? DC shits all over him as a runner,and has the same GM skills.Wilkinson only has an edge in goalkicking.
BOD,never saw the accolades this guy got.A good,not great player IMO.NZ alone produced the likes of Robertson,Stanley,Bunce and Smith and I rate all of them above him.If he had played more tests,I believe Danie Gerber would have outstripped them
Dan Carter is 10x the player Wilkinson ever was….
Gareth Edwards, greatest European player ahead of Blanco and O'Driscoll, and still a major contender for best all-round player. Jason Leonard was consistent over a long career but not as good a prop as Graham Price, and not as regular 1st choice for the Lions. All-time XV (asterisks for definite selections): Price*, Fitzpatrick*, Du Randt, Eales, Meads*, McCaw*, M.Jones*, Du Preez, Edwards*, Carter*, Lomu*, Gerber, O'Driscoll*, Campese*, Blanco*- I've moved Du Preez to #8 as he was too good to leave out as were both McCaw and Jones. Tough choice for 2nd row alongside the great Meads. (subs: Paparemborde, Wood, Johnson, Brooke, Rives, Shelford, Van der Westhuizen, Ella, Gibson, Kirwan, Cullen).. In my time the greatest stand-offs/fly halves have been Carter, Ella, Barry John, Wilkinson, Porta, Lynagh and Bennett. Some other greats not mentioned: Gray, Whineray, Matfield, Hill, M.Davies, Gregan, Horan, Sella, G.Davies, JPR Williams. Special mention to Parisse for sterling service with a weaker team. Loveridge, Going and Catchpole were excellent scrum halves… so many great players over the years and I've only gone back to the 60s
Where is Lionel Beauxis ????
Nonu and Carter should be there. And already Barret xD
1.Michael Jones2.Christian Cullen3.Jonah Lomu4.Richie McCaw5.George Gregan
I think the list is ok, but for me Crhistian Cullen was better player than David Campese
Dan carter is the best flyhalf of all time where he at?
1st Sir Gareth Edwards Wal 2nd Sir Colin Meads NZ 3rd Johan Lomu NZ 4th Richie McCaw Nz5th Serge Blanco Fra
They are my five greatest Rugby Football Union internationals of all time , although Sit Gareth Edwards was voted by a poll and a professional panel alike has the ‘Greatest’ Rugby Football Player If the 20th Century , I think anyone who knows there Rugby has to put Sir Gareth Edwards in there top five regardless of the professional era .
Not to say everyone has a different view and option which I fundamentally respect sincerely, thank you for taking the time to read .
being kiwi biased,I would put dan carter ahead of wilkinson and frank bunce or nonu ahead of BOD
AND CAMPO AS BEST WINGER,GOOD ATTACKER BUT TERRIBLE DEFENDER
lot of patriotism on here ,list differs to locale,but some say here that lomu couldnt tackle,should ask some of the guys he hit,they should do a vid of lomus big tackles ,he hit hard
Check out this…https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HVQPuCfSElE
Where's Brian habana?
You can never get bored watching Jonah the great. Gone but will never be forgotten. R.I.P big Jonah. Me and my son still love watching re runs of your talent and skills. A true inspiration to the up and coming players who one day wish to be half of what you were.You were in a league of your own.
what about yoost
Hahahaha! You have Johnny Wilkinson but no Dan Carter?
Wilkinson was great over a couple of years but Carter dominated his position for the best part of a decade. He was the highest test point scorer in history and scored about 4 times as many tries as Wilkinson.
Ritchie McCaw the G.O.A.T closely followed by Jonah (because of his illness never played to his full potential none the less A TRUE LEGEND) C. Cullen would be next and in that order from there the order of other players is really difficult Dan Carter most likely as far as I'm concerned so many greats apologizes for naming all nz players but IMO that's my order I could name loads of world players but I don't want to incase I misspell their names, so as not to discredit them I will refrain from naming them.
Carter over Wilkinson and Mccaw is number one for me
I think 1 and 2 should be changed but its a great list and Jonah is a legend(R.I.P) I'd also have C. Cullen and D. Carter there as well but my choices are ABs so I'd be biased slightly you're list would definitely be in the top 10 yeap I'd include J. Vander Westhuizen also J. Eales and S Blanco.
1. McCaw2. Lomu3. Carter4. Christian Cullen5. Martin JohnsonThe best 5 players ever, in my opinion.
Johan lomu legend 💪
The list of best players is highly dependant on who you support…
tried not to be bias but NZ are just that good and i probably left out great player's . this was just top of my head (15) Blanco🇫🇷Cullen 🇳🇿Muliaina 🇳🇿Hastings 🏴Latham 🇦🇺Montgomery 🇿🇦Joubert 🇿🇦(14)Kirwan 🇳🇿Robinson 🏴Cacaunimbuca 🇫🇯 Howlett 🇳🇿Pulsar 🇿🇦Sailor 🇦🇺(13)O'driscoll 🇨🇮Mortlock 🇦🇺Smith 🇳🇿Umaga 🇳🇿Roberts 🏴Sella 🇫🇷(12)Nonu🇳🇿Horan🇦🇺Guscott 🏴SB Williams 🇳🇿De Villiers 🇿🇦(11)Lomu 🇳🇿Campese🇦🇺Habana🇿🇦S Williams 🏴Lima🇼🇸Tuquiri 🇦🇺Albanese 🇦🇷(10)Carter🇳🇿Larcham🇦🇺Wilkinson 🏴Jenkins 🏴O' Gara🇨🇮Stansky🇿🇦michilack🇫🇷Contepomi🇦🇷(9)Greegan 🇦🇺joost 🇿🇦Dawson 🏴Far Jones 🇦🇺Marshall 🇳🇿Edwards🏴(8)Shelford 🇳🇿Brooke 🇳🇿Dallaglio 🏴Read🇳🇿Chabelle🇫🇷Kefu🇦🇺(7)Mcaw🇳🇿Jones🇳🇿Smith🇦🇺Pocock🇦🇺Kronfield 🇳🇿Wauboton 🏴Hill 🏴Calder🏴(6)Kaino 🇳🇿Dusitoir🇫🇷Burger 🇿🇦Collins🇳🇿Penouir🇿🇦(5&4)McBride 🇨🇮Meads 🇳🇿Eales🇦🇺Johnson 🏴Whitelock 🇳🇿O'Connell 🇨🇮Matfield🇿🇦Botha 🇿🇦Thorne🇳🇿Pelous🇫🇷Lou alan Jones🏴Sharpe🇦🇺(3&1)Woodcock 🇳🇿Du Rant 🇿🇦O Franks 🇳🇿Vickerman🏴Papaemborde🇫🇷Jones🏴Gray 🇳🇿McLaughlin 🏴Jenkins 🏴(2)Kearnes🇦🇺Fitzpatrick 🇳🇿Mealamu 🇳🇿Thompson 🏴Smith🇿🇦Mendez 🇦🇷
Not sure – your No 2??…. Gavin Hastings should be in the top 5 rather than 2!
McCaw and Lomu yes…Gerber better than BOdrollskill…Johnno was great..Naas greater…why no Gareth Edwards…
carter was better than wilkinson
Boden Barret is marginally the best player that has ever lived, better than Carter all round, as good a rugby brain as driscoll, faster than most international wingers, excellent in defence, etc. Find a better all round player and you can have 1p
People complaining Lomu isn't #1, well anyone with those genetics could have done what he did, sorry but it's true.
Wilkinson over o Driscoll actually eat your nan
1:43 Master Race
lol sookie baby o`driscoll
Carter better than Johnny
Barry John, jjwillians, gerath Davis, João Santos
Os Du Randt? best prop in history? only springbok to win 2 world cups? retired for years and came back to win the 2007 world cup? 135kg farmer that destroyed any specimen who stood in his way
retired in 2000 as the best loose head prop in the world
retired again in 2007 as the best loose head prop of all time
RIP Jonah Tali Lomu a gentle giant & inspiration to all 💯💙🖤
I would have called this the 5 greatest players of the past 25 years because there are none included from before then. There were many great players before this five came along that would have held their own against those you have selected.
Start with Michael Jones and work backwards.
Why the fuck is Wilkinson a top 5 lmfao He had one moment for rwc win but consistency is not a top 10 at all lol
Dan carter over Wilkinson hate it when people say Johnny Wilkinson is worthy of being the best 10 in the world
Were is my dog
Fucking awesome video…love the tune. PS the selection is fairly bang on too
jonah lomu was a legend
Where is Bryan habanna
Most people r the best at a few things, u would say “he isn’t the biggest or the fastest, or the strongest but he has a good mindset”… well Jonah has all of them, apart from defence, I mean obviously was still amazing at it, but he wasn’t the best in the world at it. Defence and kicking were the two things, that some players were better than him at… but then he was the best in the world at everything else
I’m Australian so when Jonny Wilkinson kicked that field goal my heart dropped- 2003 World Cup
add dan carter
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