Famous Rugby Players - List of Famous Rugby Players

Rugby players are the sports persons who play rugby football. Rugby is a style of football that is played with an oval ball that is kicked, carried and passed from hand to hand. There are two types of rugby sports: rugby league and rugby union. The basic tenets of both these games are the same even though there are distinct rules for each of these forms. The game of rugby as a separate style of football evolved during the late 19th century with the formation of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Both rugby union and rugby league are played at the amateur as well as professional levels. Rugby union is very popular in countries like Australia, Argentina, England, France, New Zealand, etc. while rugby league is more popular in places like the U.S., Russia, Lebanon, Serbia, etc. Rugby players need to train up to five times a week and follow a balanced diet to maintain themselves in great physical shape. Since rugby is a very popular sport, famous players often attain celebrity status. Check out this section to know more about the greatest rugby players of the all times.

The Most Famous Rugby Players

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Kalyn PongaMarch 30, 1998Australian, New ZealanderKalyn Ponga is an Australian professional rugby player
Jonah LomuMay 12, 1975New ZealanderJonah Lomu was a New Zealand rugby player
Eric LiddellJanuary 16, 1902ScottishEric Liddell was a Scottish athlete, rugby player and missionary
Anthony MundineMay 21, 1975AustralianAnthony Mundine is an Australian professional boxer and one of the country’s most popular and controversial athletes
Wilco Froneman1986South AfricanWilco Froneman is a South African rugby player who came to limelight for his relationship with TV personality, Jonathan Van Ness
Wally LewisDecember 1, 1959AustralianWally Lewis is a renowned rugby player who represented Australia and many other clubs
Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu was a New Zealand rugby player

New ZealanderMay 12, 1975515 views

Anthony Mundine

Anthony Mundine is an Australian professional boxer and one of the country’s most popular and controversial athletes

AustralianMay 21, 1975233 views

Wally Lewis

Wally Lewis is a renowned rugby player who represented Australia and many other clubs

Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell was a Scottish athlete, rugby player and missionary

ScottishJanuary 16, 1902247 views

Wilco Froneman

Wilco Froneman is a South African rugby player who came to limelight for his relationship with TV personality, Jonathan Van Ness

South African1986228 views

Kalyn Ponga

Kalyn Ponga is an Australian professional rugby player

AustralianMarch 30, 1998772 views