4. Peter Stringer (Ireland)
Making his debut in 2000, Stringer went on to become an Ireland fan favourite, winning 98 caps in the process. He quickly became renowned for his ability to take down larger players, especially with one handed “Ankle taps”, and game changing moments.
He played at the 2003 and 2007 Rugby World Cup’s and was a key figure in the sides that won the Six Nations Triple Crown in 2004, 2006, and 2007.
Did you know? His only try for Newcastle, which came in his last game for the club, helped them to a 14-10 victory in their relegation decider against London Wasps.