Rugby is a game that includes many gaming positions that require different people with different anthropometric and physical data. More agile will occupy one position, and slower, larger and stronger – others. In the rugby team there is a place for people with excess weight – they are often put in the first line of attack, and they have a large amount of power work – there are fights where weight and power are important, thanks to which players restrain opponents. At the same time, a fragile guy plays the position of a midfielder in a scrum, controlling the game of these eight “bugs” that fight for the ball. The longest rugby match lasted 24 hours 30 minutes and 6 seconds. This meeting took place on July 22-23, 2011 in England between the Mali Lyons and Congleton Bears teams. The game ended with the victory of the “lions” 894: 715. The match was attended by 44 players.
- The best rugby players who participated in the Rugby Championship: members of multiple Tri Nations winners and leaders
- Brian O’Driskoll (central three-quarter, Ireland, current player). For a balanced three-quarter he has everything – speed, strength, excellent attacking abilities, which he uses in both attack and defense. During the tour “Lviv” in 2001, he demonstrated his outstanding talent. With his ability to break through the defenses of the enemy, no player can match. Given its stability and speed change, it is very difficult to stop it. Without it, Ireland is two times weaker.
- Zinzan Brooke (eight, New Zealand, 1987-1997). He is eighth number, which could score a drop-goal from a ten-meter line. For the forward, his skill was just incredible. Equally well played rugby-7 and rugby-15, and his ability to handle the ball with his hands and feet could be envied by many dozens (wandering midfielders). If we add to this the speed and talent of a forward to read the game, we can safely say that he was unique.
- Martin Johnson (second-line forward, England, 1989-2005). He is inspiring leader, an outstanding player who fought to the end in any situation. In each difficult moment, he set an example and led the team after him. He did not ask the partners to make an extra effort and did not even require it, but by his presence alone made the others try to match his level. He was a key figure in the victory of England in the World Cup in 2003. Without him she would not have been.
- Hugo Porta (Ten / Wandering Midfielder, Argentina, 1971-1990). Of all the players who have left their mark on the international arena, few can compare with Porto. Argentina played at the lowest level until Porta raised the class of his team. He is a real master of realizations and kicks. In addition, he was very tactical and knew when to hit the ball and when to attack. He alone inflicted Argentina on the world rugby map, which is a terrific achievement.
- Dani Gerber (central three-quarter, South Africa, 1980-1992). Few wanted to play against him. With his speed, power and aggressiveness, he looked like a small rocket. It was folded like a tank, only at the speed of a Formula 1 car. Although he did not participate in international competitions so much (due to the boycott due to apartheid), but he left a noticeable mark. If he had more time, he would have created an incredible furor.
- Serge Blanco (fullback, France, 1980-1991). He embodies all the advantages of French rugby. His courage allowed him to risk where the rest would retreat. He was reckless, but it was breathtaking how he made the most incredible ventures. He managed to change the course of many matches. We can say that he was the essence of brilliant French. A dream if you look at it and a nightmare if you play against it.
- Michael Jones (right flanker, New Zealand, 1987-1998). On the treatment of the ball is not inferior to Zinzan Brook. In addition, he had an excellent jerk and speed, and could outplay any midfielder. And, nevertheless, with all this, he played the seventh number, who brilliantly read the game and stunningly worked in defense. He became the first multilateral flanker. Before his appearance, no one imagined that such a diverse player could play in this position.
- Gareth Edwards (midfielder, Wales). It is difficult to compare players of different generations, but it is about Edwards that one can say that he would be great whenever he played. He was an excellent athlete with excellent skill, a complete set.
- Tana Umaga (New Zealand) – It’s funny that O’Driscoll became a partner of Umaga, who accused Tan of deliberately inflicting injury on him while traveling Lviv to New Zealand. However, the same Umaga himself hurried to the aid of Colin Charvis, who was knocked out in one of the matches. He is known for the phrase addressed to the judge after another accusation of rigidity: “We are not playing flea here, buddy.”
- Kaukaunibuk Rupels (Fiji) – How was it possible to miss John Lomu or Brian Haban and not even mention Shane Williams or Kistoph Dominici? But due to his temperament, this Fijian did something on the rugby field that nobody even dreamed of, just type his name in You Tube and look.
- Dan Carter (New Zealand) – Here we had a draw between Carter, Wilkinson and Larkham. But the team needs both the batter and the playmaker, so Carter beat his rivals.
Who plays rugby the best: Rugby Championship winners
Leaders are New Zealand. The brand All Blacks is very famous in the world – it is the nickname of the national team of New Zealand in rugby, which has arisen due to their unusual form: completely black! This is impressive. The team has huge popularity, stable success and millions of contracts. Later, the fascination with “mystical” dances was picked up by other Polynesian teams – Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, they also perform dances, and the beginning of the match turns into a show when the teams of the regions play with each other. Also in the southern hemisphere are very strong teams of Australia and South Africa. Among the European teams can be identified eternal rivals – England and France teams, and the British neighbors in the British Kingdom – the Wales team.