Fans have voted for the 15 greatest England players of all-time, Owen Farrell sixth - Ruck

Fans have voted for the 15 greatest England players of all-time, Owen Farrell sixth

Where does former England captain Owen Farrell rank among England’s greatest players? Fans on Ranker have been voting. Check out the top 20 players below.

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#15. Phil Vickery (73 caps, 1998–2010)

Phil Vickery, known as “Raging Bull,” was a formidable prop for England, earning 73 caps from 1998 to 2010. A Rugby World Cup winner in 2003, he also captained the national team and represented the British & Irish Lions. Vickery’s strength and leadership left a lasting legacy.

#14. Bill Beaumont (34 caps, 1975–1982)

Bill Beaumont, a towering lock, captained England with distinction during his 34-cap career from 1975 to 1982. Renowned for his line-out prowess and leadership, he led England to a Grand Slam in 1980. Post-retirement, Beaumont has been influential in rugby administration.

#13. Will Greenwood (55 caps, 1997–2004)

Will Greenwood, an elegant and intelligent center, earned 55 caps for England between 1997 and 2004. A key player in the 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning team, Greenwood’s creativity, vision, and try-scoring ability made him one of England’s most celebrated backs.

#12. David Duckham (39 caps, 1969–1976)

David Duckham, a dynamic winger and center, dazzled fans with his elusive running during his 39-cap career from 1969 to 1976. Known for his flair and versatility, Duckham was a standout performer for England and the British & Irish Lions, becoming a rugby icon.

#11. Maro Itoje (56 caps, 2016–present)

Maro Itoje, a dominant lock and flanker, has quickly become a cornerstone of the England team since his debut in 2016, earning 56 caps. Renowned for his athleticism, intelligence, and work rate, Itoje has also been a key player for the British & Irish Lions.

Maro Itoje of England during the England Captains Run at Twickenham Stadium, London on 9 February 2024 (Photo: George Beck/PPAUK)

#10. Peter Winterbottom (58 caps, 1982–1993)

Peter Winterbottom, one of England’s finest flankers, earned 58 caps from 1982 to 1993. Known for his relentless work ethic and toughness, he was a key figure in England’s back row and represented the British & Irish Lions on two tours, solidifying his reputation as a rugby great.

#9. Jason Leonard (114 caps, 1990–2004)

Jason Leonard, affectionately known as “The Fun Bus,” is England’s most capped forward with 114 appearances from 1990 to 2004. A versatile prop, Leonard was part of the 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning squad and played in four World Cups, epitomising durability and excellence.