Some Nationally popular players:
Jonah Lomu, Dan Carter,Joe Rockocoko, Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
England's Johnny Wilkinson, Martin Johnson
Bryan Habana, Percy Montgomery, Victor Matfield, Fourie du Preez, Jacque Fourie, Bakkies Botha, Os du Randt and Bismarck du Plessis (South Africa)
Matt Giteau, George Gregan, John Eales, George Smith, Stephen Larkam, Chris Latham (Australia)
Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland)
Sebastian Chabal, Imanol Harinordiqui, William Servat and Fabian Polouse of France.
Shane Williams - Wales (former IRB Players player)
Best and most popular are two completely different things, however...
Most Popular would probably be between Richie McCaw, Daniel Carter, Jonny Wilkinson, Sebastian Chabal, Ma'a Nonu, Bryan Habana, Matt Giteau and Henry Tuilagi. Shane Williams and Stephen Jones are very popular!
The best player (as voted by the IRB player of the year selection pannel - 2010?) is Richie McCaw. Other nominees include Victor Matfield, Imanol Harinordigue, Daniel Carter and David Pocock.
Gareth Edwards (From Wales and Cardiff) apparently ran the rest of the world ragged. This player was also recognised as the "Player of the century"...
Adam Jones and Gethin Jenkins (Voted Best Props in the World 2010 by their peers) are also notable and popular players in today's game.
Please Note that some of these players are also just recently retired.
Lovell Rugby is very popular in the United Kingdom and is gaining popularity world wide. It is the largest online retailer for Rugby items as of right now.
Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Football, and Rugby are the most popular sports.
NO!!! Cricket is not the most popular. Baseball and rugby they are the most popular yes cricket is the second most popular sport in the world next to soccer which is the most popular
Rugby Union players. They are better publicised on the world stage. They gain more money from sponsorship deals. Rugby Union is a more popular sport so people are more willing to pay to see them.
Rugby League is spreading around the world by most popular in; Australia England New Zealand Tonga Samoa
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Suprisingly it is a Canadian rugby player, Myles Cavendish
kenya Ireland ----- Rugby is most popular in: - South Africa - New Zealand
Supposedly, third? most watched after soccer (of course), and the Olympics. But I'm not positive. Rugby is the 2nd most popular sport in the world statistically in support and participation followed by cricket and then tennis. The Rugby World Cup is the 3rd largest sporting event in the world behind the Olympics and Soccer World Cup.
1.football 2.cricket 3.rugby
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well because the new zealand all blacks are the best rugby team in the world, i would say new zealand!
NRL in Australia, is the far most popular RL world-wide, because of the amount of supports. NrL is ranked second "most popular sport'
1.football 2.cricket 3.rugby
Football,tenis,rugby,boxing and wrestling
Rugby is the most popular in nz. New Zealands rugby team is one of the best in the world winning the tri nations 4 times. The second most popular sport is soccer but New Zealand only getting in the fifa world cup to win very few games.
Well, Jared Hayne is the most paid player in the NRL, why? - Most popular rugby league player - Stunning player on the field - Being a player what represents Australia and NSW. - Being on Ads and commericals. - Outstand trys and 70m try in 2010 vs the penrith
George Gregan is the most capped rugby player of all time
football and rugby are the most popular sports