The Top 20 International Try-Scorers of All Time

14=. George North (Lions/Wales) – 38 tries

King’s Lynn-born George moved to Wales at the age of two and marked his Test debut for Wales by scoring two tries in a narrow 29-25 defeat to then World Champions South Africa in Cardiff. These tries made him the youngest Welshman to score on his debut.

14=. Serge Blanco (France) – 38 tries

His 93 caps for France were filled with outlandish levels of attacking skill and ambition. Few other players can lay claim to the legacy that Blanco assured for himself.

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.

13. Chris Latham (Australia) – 40 tries

A strong-running fullback, Latham made his international debut in 1998 against France at the Stade de France and went on to win 78 caps, 68 as a starter and scored 40 Test tries. 

12. Gareth Thomas (Lions/Wales)

A legend in Welsh rugby, Thomas surpassed Gareth Llewellyn as the most-capped Wales player with his 100th appearance in the 2007 World Cup match against Fiji.

 In December 2009 he admitted in an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper that he is gay, detailing the support that he found from team-mates Stephen Jones and Martyn Williams and also from the Blues’ staff. 

11. Jeff Wilson (New Zealand) – 44 tries

Wilson had to choose between cricket and rugby after playing four one-day internationals for New Zealand in the early 90s, choosing rugby and forging a brilliant career for New Zealand, playing 71 matches including 60 Tests.