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List of leading rugby union test point scorers

This is a list of the leading scorers in rugby union Test matches.

Players currently active at international level are listed in bold; those not playing at international level but still active at club level are listed in italics.

Top 25 scoring international players (Tier 1)Edit

Updated: 2 November 2019

World
Rank
Tier
Rank
Points Player International team(s) Years active Caps Tries Con Pen DG Avg. PTS
(per game)
Ref
1 1 1598 Dan Carter   New Zealand 2003–2015 112 29 293 281 8 14.26[1] [2]
2 2 1246 Jonny Wilkinson   England (1179)
British and Irish Lions (67)
1998–2011 97 7 169 255 36 12.84 [3]
3 3 1090 Neil Jenkins   Wales (1049)
British and Irish Lions (41)
1990–2003 87 11 131 248 10 12.53 [4]
4 4 1083 Ronan O'Gara   Ireland (1083)
British and Irish Lions (0)
2000–2013 130 16 176 202 15 8.33 [5]
5 5 1010 Diego Dominguez   Italy (983)
  Argentina (27)
1991–2003
1989
76 9 133 209 20 13.29 [6]
6 6 970 Stephen Jones   Wales (917)
British and Irish Lions (53)
1998–2011 110 7 160 198 7 8.82 [7]
7 7 967 Andrew Mehrtens   New Zealand 1995–2004 70 7 169 186 12 13.81 [8]
9 8 911 Michael Lynagh   Australia 1984–1995 72 17 140 177 9 12.65 [9]
10 9 906 Owen Farrell   England (875)
British and Irish Lions (31)
2012- 83 10 143 187 3 11.03 [10]
11 10 893 Percy Montgomery   South Africa 1997–2008 102 25 153 148 6 8.75 [11]
12 11 878 Matt Burke   Australia 1993–2004 81 29 104 174 1 10.84 [12]
14 12 809 Chris Paterson   Scotland 1999–2011 109 22 90 170 3 7.42 [13]
15 13 796 Jonathan Sexton   Ireland (791)
British and Irish Lions (5)
2009- 94 13 109 167 4 8.61 [14]
16 14 782 Leigh Halfpenny   Wales (733)
British and Irish Lions (49)
2008- 89 14 74 188 0 9.07 [15]
18 15 748 Nicolas Sanchez   Argentina 2010- 80 12 107 146 12 9.58
19 16 736 Gavin Hastings   Scotland (667)
British Lions (69)
1986–1995 68 18 87 161 0 10.94 [16]
20 17 736 Morne Steyn   South Africa 2009–2016 66 8 102 154 10 11.15 [17]
21 18 714 Greig Laidlaw   Scotland 2010- 76 5 106 159 0 9.48
23 19 698 Matt Giteau   Australia 2002–2016 103 30 106 108 4 6.78 [18]
25 20 656 Hugo Porta   Argentina (590)
South American Jaguars (66)
1971–1990 66 12 91 115 28 9.57 [19]
26 21 651 Felipe Contepomi   Argentina 1998–2013 85 16 74 139 2 7.66 [20]
27 22 649 Beauden Barrett   New Zealand 2012- 83 36 149 55 2 8.09
28 23 645 Grant Fox   New Zealand 1985–1993 46 1 118 128 7 14.02 [21]
29 24 622 Bernard Foley   Australia 2013- 71 16 124 97 1 8.87
31 25 560 David Humphreys   Ireland 1996-2005 72 6 88 110 8 7.78

Top ten scoring international players (Tier 2)Edit

[22] There are eight 'Tier 2' countries: Canada, Fiji, Japan, Georgia, Romania, Samoa, Tonga and the USA.

Updated: 2 November 2019

World
Rank
Tier
Rank
Points Player International team(s) Years active Caps Tries Con Pe DG Avg. PTS
(per game)
Source(s)
8 1 951 Florin Vlaicu   Romania 2006– 120 13 169 181 4 7.93 [23]
13 2 840 Merab Kvirikashvili   Georgia 2003–2018 115 17 148 150 3 7.37 [24]
22 3 711 Ayumu Goromaru   Japan 2005–2015 57 18 162 99 0 12.64 [25]
24 4 670 Nicky Little   Fiji 1996–2011 71 2 117 140 2 9.44 [26]
30 5 607 James Pritchard   Canada 2003–2015 62 18 104 103 0 9.79 [27]
32 6 491 Gareth Rees   Canada 1986–1999 55 7 51 110 9 8.92 [28]
36 7 465 Mike Hercus   United States 2002–2009 48 9 90 76 4 9.69 [29]
40 8 422 Keiji Hirose   Japan 1994–2005 40 5 77 79 2 10.55 [30]
41 9 419 Bobby Ross   Canada 1989–2003 58 7 51 84 10 7.22 [31]
45 10 389 Dănuţ Dumbravă   Romania 2002–2015 73 3 73 74 2 5.33 [32]

Top five scoring international players (Tier 3)Edit

[33]

Updated: 2 November 2019

World
Rank
Tier
Rank
Points Player International team(s) Years active Caps Tries Con Pen DG Avg. PTS
(per game)
Source(s)
17 1 777 Yuri Kushnarev   Russia 2005– 112 10 149 141 2 7.19 [34]
39 2 430 Theuns Kotzé   Namibia 2011–2017 40 6 110 55 5 10.75 [35]
58 3 335 Jaco Coetzee   Namibia 1990–1996 28 6 81 45 3 11.96 [36]
58 3 335 Raynor Parkinson   Germany 2011- 37 6 88 41 2 9.03
65 5 317 Felipe Berchesi   Uruguay 2011- 36 2 44 72 1 8.81

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "Neil Jenkins career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
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  9. ^ "Michael Lynagh career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
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  12. ^ "Matt Burke career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
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  16. ^ "Gavin Hastings career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  17. ^ "Morne Steyn career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  18. ^ "Matt Giteau career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
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  30. ^ "Keiji Hirose career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  31. ^ "Bobby Ross career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  32. ^ "Dănuţ Dumbravă career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
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  36. ^ "Jaco Coetzee career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27.

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