The Greatest XV Of All-Time Has Been Chosen By Fans - Ruck

The Greatest XV Of All-Time Has Been Chosen By Fans

Rugby fans have voted for the greatest team in rugby history and the XV features an incredible number of legends.

BBC Sport gave fans the opportunity to choose their top players with over 160,000 supporters casting their votes.

New Zealand have the most players represented in the team, with seven of the XV representing the All Blacks in their career.

Check out the full team below as well as the percentage of fans who voted for them.



15. SERGE BLANCO (France)

France legend Serge Blanco could play on the wing, however, he was best known for his brilliance at fullback. A spellbinding runner and devilish presence on the field, he was charismatic and enigmatic off it. Images of Blanco’s on-field heroics can always be viewed ironically alongside images of him strutting along the touchline nursing a cigarette.

14. BRYAN HABANA (South Africa)

South Africa speed machine Bryan Habana is regarded as one of the quickest players to ever play the game and helped his country to World Cup glory in 2007. He ended up on 15 World Cup tries, level with the New Zealand star. 

11. JONAH LOMU (New Zealand) 

The joint-top try-scorer in World Cup history, Jonah Lomu was always going to be in. The wing, who tragically passed away in 2015, is rightly remembered as a true All Black and World Cup great. 

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13. BRIAN O’DRISCOLL (Ireland) 

Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll is regarded as one of the greatest outside centres of all time. He captained his country for nine years and was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame back in 2016. 

12. MA’A NONU (New Zealand)

He was a key member of the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup-winning side, however, he missed out on a spot for the All Blacks this year.