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.
here are some past winners of the IRB Rugby player of the year awards
Ritchie McCaw(winner of IRB player of the year for the last three years)
and heres a few nominees
also Dan Carter and
Johnny Wilkenson can't be left out along with George Gregan
A player few would argue has been unlucky not to receive the IRB player of the year award for 2007 and 2009 is Fourie du Preez. World's best scrumhalf par none
The most famous player of IRB rugby is Waisale Serevi. He was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame in 2013 by IRB chairman Bernard Lapasse. He has been labelled as "one of Rugby's true greats" by IRB chairman Lapasse.
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Kieran Read, All Blacks No.8
Shane Williams Wales and Ospreys winger
Its the IRB (International Rugby Board)
IRB can be possibly 2 things 1. In India IRB is a BOT company 2. It can be the International Rugby Board
Keith Woods. Holds the world record for most tries scored by a hooker. First IRB player of the year.
IN Union Its the IRB
They are not currently a registered team with the IRB
None - The rules are enforced by the IRB - The International Rugby Board.
94 are registered with the IRB
Yes and are ranked 16 in IRB ranks.
No rugby is not popular in Mexico and as yet they are not one of the IRB 93 national clubs
They do not have a registered team with the IRB so No not as a national side.
93 countries have teams registered with the IRB