RANKED | The 5 best rugby captains of all-time – according to The Rugby Paper

Popular rugby journalist Brendan Gallagher has reached the conclusion of his rankings of the best rugby captains for The Rugby Paper.

It’s fair to say, there are one or two surprising picks.

We’ll have our own look through his top five, but to read the full article head over and subscribe to the UK’s best-selling rugby publication, on-sale every Sunday.

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5. Dave Gallaher (New Zealand)

He was an Irish-born New Zealand rugby union footballer best remembered as the captain of the “Original All Blacks”—the 1905–06 New Zealand national team, the first representative New Zealand side to tour the British Isles. Under Gallaher’s leadership the Originals won 34 out of 35 matches over the course of tour