Rugby. Wilkinson best player of all time according to the British, 0 French in the top 20

Jonny Wilkinson is the greatest rugby player of all time, according to UK followers. (©Icon Sports)

No Frenchman is part of 20 of the world’s greatest rugby players of all time. This is what the specialized site Ruck reveals, following a survey of 1,000 british fans.

It should also be noted that he is the former star opener of Toulon and the XV de la Rose, Jonny Wilkinson, who was acclaimed and voted the best rugby player of all time, across the Channel. To console ourselves, we still find the big names in world rugby who have played in the French championship. We let you judge this list for yourselves.

Seven players passed by France

Even if they forgot to present French players, British fans still cited figures who passed through the Top 14. Starting with the Italian number 8 from Toulon Sergio Parisse (38 years old, 142 selections), cited in 20e position in this ranking, he who has just been named in the top 3 of the most overrated players by these same British fans… Just ahead, we find the Irish opener who worked for Racing 92, Jonathan Sexon (from 2013 to 2015), while the former All Blacks of Toulon, Sonny Bill Williams (58 caps) is ranked 16the square.

In 12e position, we find the ex-winger of the RCT and the Springboks, Bryan Habana (124 selections). Three other former residents of the Top 14 are in the top 5: double champion of France with Perpignan and Racing 92, Dan Carter was chosen in 4e position, while the late New Zealand winger Jonas Lomu occupies the second place of this classification, he who evolved during a season on the side of Marseille-Vitrolles (2009-2010). Finally, the legend of English rugby Jonny Wilkinsonalso passed through the RCT, was designated best player of all time.

The top 20 greatest players of all time, according to UK fans:

  1. Jonny Wilkinson (England)
  2. Jonah Lomu (New Zealand)
  3. Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)
  4. Dan Carter (New Zealand)
  5. Joost Van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
  6. Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
  7. Gareth Edwards (Wales)
  8. Jason Robinson (England)
  9. Martin Johnson (England)
  10. Shane Williams (Wales)
  11. Tim Horan (Australia)
  12. Paul O’Connell (Ireland)
  13. Bryan Habana (South Africa)
  14. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)
  15. Lawrence Dallaglio (England)
  16. Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand)
  17. Zinzan Brooke (New Zealand)
  18. Jason Leonard (England)
  19. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)
  20. Sergio Parisse (Italy)

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