South African. Fullback, Outside centre. Was the leading point scorer in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
Australian, although born in Zambia. Scrum-half who has made more appearances for his national team than any other player in the sport's history.
Nov 21st 2007. Aged 71, New Zealand rugby union player and selector, All Black (1955–1964).
Scottish rugby union. Aged 81, (Edinburgh Academical, Scotland). April 14
Widely recognised as the best scrum-half to have ever played the game.
He was a fullback who will be remembered for his creativity, natural flair, pace and agility. He went on to win 93 caps for France including two Five Nations Championships Grand Slams
He was a very flexible player and although a lock, he was comfortable at flanker, number eight and even on the wing. He was nicknamed the ‘Pinetree’ as he was 6’4’’ tall and 16 stone and he went on to play 133 games for the All Blacks between 1957 and 1971 and scored 27 tries.
Australia’s greatest ever winger and one of the world’s finest backs. In total he went on to win 101 caps for the Wallabies and scored a record 64 tries.
Five Nations Championship 1981 & 1987.
Fullback for Australia's Wallabies
Lock or Flanker position. Played for South Africa National Team.
Scrum-half Position. Seven time Winner Five Nations Championship - Cardiff RFC
Was an inaugural inductee into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. Played for the British and Irish Lions.
Played for the New Zealand national team, the All Blacks, from 1957 to 1971. Nicknamed 'Pinetree', named the country's Player of the Century in 1999.
A foul where the ball is passed forward. The clue's in the name.
The act of touching the ball to the ground in the goal area.
A minor foul where the ball bounces forward after hitting part of a player's upper body.
Used to restart play once the ball has gone into touch.
When a bunch of players, usually forwards, get together for a cuddle and the opposition decide to join them.
A rush defence designed to stifle the opposition.
A kick at goal after a try or when a player moves from league to union.
A formation used to restart play after a minor foul.
Where players have to sit and look sheepish for ten minutes after being sent off.
The actions of moving the ball backwards with your feet in a scrum. What a hooker does.
South African’s premier domestic competition
Is contested annually between New Zealand and Australia
Is the most prestigious trophy in New Zealand’s domestic competition. First played for in 1904
27th Jul 1948 - 5th oct 2010, Irish, he played for Ireland and British & Irish Lions
The backline consists of the centre wings and fullback. These are usually the fastest players on the field and gain the most metres
Involves wrapping, holding or wrestling a player who has possession of the ball to the ground.
A dangerous tackle in rugby union, rugby league, and Australian rules football whereby a player lifts another player into the air and dumps them upside down.
A position behind the main line of backs