The 5 Best Rugby Wingers Of All Time, Ranked - Ruck

The 5 Best Rugby Wingers Of All Time, Ranked

Here we pick our top five best rugby wingers of all time. We’ve used a number of stats to quantify our rankings, as well as a player’s overall contribution to the game. So who makes it into our top five?

All stats come from and are correct as of the publish date.

Honourable mentions: Doug Howlett (New Zealand), Rory Underwood (England), Ieuan Evans (Wales), Jeff Wilson (New Zealand)

5 Best Rugby Wingers Of All Time

#5. Jason Robinson (England)

Playing as a wing or fullback, the 2003 World Cup-winner won 51 rugby union international caps for England and is the first black man to captain the England team. Throughout his career Robinson was noted for his speed and acceleration, side-step and ability to beat defenders.

Sir Ian McGeechan said: “He made such an impact on the game when moving from rugby league. He had dazzling feet that meant he so often beat the first defender and, like most top wingers, you could play off him as well as him being such a devastating finisher.”

MELBOURNE – JUNE 21: Jason Robinson of England charges forward during the Rugby Union Test Match between Australia and England held on June 21, 2003 at The Telstra Dome, in Melbourne, Australia. England won the match 25-14. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

DID YOU KNOW? Jason Robinson’s try in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final is the men in whites only score in four finals