The Top 20 International Try-Scorers of All Time

9=. Joe Rokocoko (New Zealand) – 46 tries

The Fijian-born winger was one of the most lethal finishers in the game and combines blistering speed and deceptive power to often devastating effect.

He set the world stage alight with a total of 17 tries in 12 Tests in 2003 – a world record for a calendar year – including hat-tricks against France and Australia.

9=. Christian Cullen (New Zealand) – 46 tries

Even though the tail end of his career was blighted by injury, the fullback is regarded by many as the finest fullback the game has ever produced.

He went on to break New Zealand’s all-time try-scoring record, scoring 46 times for his country in 58 Tests (his tally has since been surpassed by Doug Howlett) before leaving to link up with Munster in 2003.

8. Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland/Lions) – 47 tries

One of the most feared players in the game, O’Driscoll has also been one of the most consistent since bursting onto the international stage over a decade ago.

The all-time Irish record try scorer, O’Driscoll also led his country more times than any other player and his brilliant defensive qualities and dazzling attacking skills make him a threat all over the field.

7. Doug Howlett (New Zealand) – 49 tries

As New Zealand’s record try scorer, Howlett’s status as one of the greatest wingers in the history of the game is beyond dispute.

6. Rory Underwood (England/Lions) – 50 tries

Underwood was a lightning-quick and prolific winger for England between 1984 and 1996, during which time he amassed 85 caps for England and six for the British and Irish Lions.