"Wilkinson at 5th" - Artificial Intelligence Picks the Top 10 Rugby Players of All Time - Ruck

“Wilkinson at 5th” – Artificial Intelligence Picks the Top 10 Rugby Players of All Time

Artificial Intelligence programme Chat GPT, has cast it’s vote on who are the top 10 men’s rugby players of all time.

The AI has generated a compelling list of the greatest to ever play the game, with picks that would match that of most esteemed rugby critics.

The picks prove that artificial intelligence knows it’s rugby, however there are some notable absentees from this list that rugby fans are likly to disagree with.

The likes of Alun Wyn Jones, Sergio Parrise and Joost van der Westhuizen all fail to make the grade, in fact there is not a single Springbok, Italian, Argentine or Scotsman in the Top 10.

Here is who the AI selected for the Top 10, from the post by Lovell Rugby.


10. Serge Blanco

  • 93 France Caps (previous record)
  • Nicknamed the Pele of Rugby
  • France’s record try scorer (38)
  • Amongst the Inaugural Players inducted into International Rugby Hall of Fame in 1997
  • Inducted into IRB Hall of Fame in 2011

9. Sean Fitzpatrick

  • Held All Blacks Captaincy for five years (1992 – 1997)
  • Defeated the 1993 British & Irish Lions (2-1 Series)
  • 1987 Rugby World Cup Winner
  • 9x Bledisloe Cup Winner
  • 2x Tri Nations Winner
  • 2x Super Rugby Champion (with the Blues)

8. Sir Gareth Edwards

  • Voted the greatest Rugby player of all time by a poll of international players in 2003.
  • Voted the best player ever, in Will Carling’s ‘Top 50 Greatest Rugby Players’
  • 3x Grand Slam Winner
  • Recieved a Knighthood at 2015 Birthday Honours
  • Scoring of The Greatest Try of All Time – Barbarians vs New Zealand in 1973
  • 10 Test Caps for the British & Irish Lions
  • Considered to be Wales’ best ever player