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List of leading rugby union test try scorers

Daisuke Ohata, currently the world leading international try scorer (69).
George North is currently the highest try scoring international rugby player that is still active within his national team, with thirty eight.

This is a list of the leading try scorers in rugby union test matches. It includes players with a minimum of 30 test tries.

Contents

Try scorersEdit

As of 20 July 2019

  • Bold denotes national try scoring leader
  • Italics denotes player is currently still active, however, not among the national team
  • Still active denotes player is both among the national team and playing at club level
  Leading try scorer for an Asian player
  Leading try scorer for an Oceanian player
  Leading try scorer for an African player
  Leading try scorer for a South American player
  Leading try scorer for a European player
  Leading try scorer for a North American player
Top try scorers[1]
R Player Caps Tries Ratio Position Period; Duration Reference
1   Daisuke Ohata 58 69 1.190 Fullback, Wing 1996–2006; 10 years [2]
2   Bryan Habana 124 67 .540 Wing 2004–2016; 12 years [3]
3   David Campese 101 64 .633 Wing, Fullback 1982–1996; 14 years [4]
4   Shane Williams[note 1] 91 60 .659 Wing, Scrum-half 2000–2011; 11 years [5][6]
5   Hirotoki Onozawa 81 55 .679 Wing, Fullback 2001–2013; 12 years [7]
6   Rory Underwood[note 2] 91 50 .549 Wing 1984–1996; 12 years [8]
7   Doug Howlett 62 49 .790 Wing 2000–2007; 7 years [9]
8   Brian O'Driscoll[note 3] 141 47 .330 Centre 1999–2014; 15 years [10][11]
9   Christian Cullen 58 46 .793 Fullback, Wing 1996–2002; 6 years [12]
  Joe Rokocoko 68 46 .676 Wing 2003–2010; 7 years [13]
  Julian Savea 54 46 .852 Wing, Centre 2012–2017; 5 years [14]
12   Jeff Wilson 60 44 .730 Wing, Fullback 1993–2002; 9 years [15]
13   Gareth Thomas[note 4] 103 41 .398 Fullback 1995–2007; 12 years [16][17]
14   Chris Latham 78 40 .513 Fullback, Wing 1998–2007; 9 years [18]
15   Serge Blanco 93 38 .409 Fullback, Wing 1980–1991; 11 years [19]
  George North[note 5] 86 38 .442 Centre, Wing Still active [20]
  Joost van der Westhuizen 89 38 .427 Scrum-half 1999–2003; 4 years [21]
18   Adam Ashley-Cooper 117 37 .316 Centre, Wing Still active [22]
  Israel Folau[note 6] 73 37 .507 Fullback, Wing, Centre 2013–2019; 6 years [26]
  Jonah Lomu 63 37 .587 Wing 1994–2002; 8 years [27]
18   D.T.H. van der Merwe 55 37 .673 Wing, Centre Still active [28]
22   Tana Umaga 74 36 .486 Centre, Wing 1997–2005; 8 years [29]
23   John Kirwan 63 35 .556 Wing 1984–1994; 10 years [30]
24   Vincent Clerc 67 34 .507 Wing 2002–2013; 11 years [31]
  Ieuan Evans[note 7] 79 34 .430 Wing 1987–1998; 11 years [32]
  Drew Mitchell 71 34 .479 Wing 2005–2016; 11 years [33]
  Mils Muliaina 100 34 .340 Fullback, Wing 2003–2011; 8 years
28   Cătălin Fercu 107 33 .308 Fullback, Wing Still active
  Diego Ormaechea 54 33 .610 Number eight 1979–1999; 20 years [34]
  Sitiveni Sivivatu[note 8] 48 33 .688 Wing, Fullback 2005–2011; 6 years [35][36]
  Ben Smith 77 33 .434 Fullback, Centre, Wing Still active
32   Beauden Barrett 74 32 .438 Fly-half, Fullback Still active
  Jaque Fourie 72 32 .444 Centre 2003–2014; 11 years [37]
  Takashi Kikutani 68 32 .471 Number eight, Flanker, Lock 2005–2014; 9 years [38]
  Philippe Saint-André 69 32 .464 Wing 1990–1997; 7 years [39]
36   Ben Cohen 57 31 .544 Wing, Centre 2000–2006; 6 years [40]
  Will Greenwood[note 9] 57 31 .544 Centre 1997–2004; 7 years [41][42]
  Jeremy Guscott[note 10] 73 31 .425 Centre 1989–1999; 10 Years [43]
  Ma'a Nonu 103 31 .301 Centre, Wing 2003–2015; 12 Years [44]
40   Vasily Artemyev 87 30 .361 Wing Still active
  Tommy Bowe 74 30 .405 Wing, Centre 2004–2017; 13 years [45]
  Keith Earls 77 30 .390 Wing, Fullback, Centre Still active
  Matt Giteau 103 30 .291 Centre, Fly-half 2002–2016; 14 years [46]
  Tim Horan 80 30 .375 Centre, Fly-half 1989–2000; 11 years [47][48]
  Jason Robinson[note 11] 56 30 .536 Fullback, Wing 2001–2007; 7 years [49]
  Joe Roff 86 30 .349 Wing, Fullback 1996–2004; 8 years [47]
  Philippe Sella 111 30 .270 Centre 1982–1995; 13 years [50]
  César Sempere 53 30 .566 Fullback Still active [51]
  Lote Tuqiri 67 30 .448 Wing, Centre 2003–2009; 6 years [47]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Williams has scored fifty-eight tries for Wales and two for the British and Irish Lions. Giving him a combined number of sixty international tries.
  2. ^ Underwood has only scored one try for the British and Irish Lions, and forty-nine for England (50).
  3. ^ Similar to Underwood, O'Driscoll has only scored one try for the British and Irish Lions, bringing his total number of international tries to forty-seven.
  4. ^ Thomas's one try for the British and Irish Lions means his total combined international try scoring record is forty-one, nineteen behind his fellow countryman and all-time leading Welsh and European rugby try scorer, Shane Williams.
  5. ^ North's two tries for the British and Irish Lions bring his record to thirty eight international tries, making him the second highest try-scoring Centre in international rugby, behind Brian O'Driscoll, and the third highest try-scoring Welsh rugby player, behind Shane Williams and Gareth Thomas.
  6. ^ Folau, as of May 2019, is no longer eligible to represent Australia following his contract termination with Rugby Australia.[23] Folau decided against appealing the decision in a lengthy battle in court following his social media posts.[24] Amidst the court battle, Tongan coach, Toutai Kefu, expressed his desire for Folau to switch his allegiance if he were to be eligible for Tonga come 2023.[25]
  7. ^ Evans, in his time playing international rugby, scored one try for the British and Irish Lions, scoring thirty three for Wales.
  8. ^ Along Sivivatu's international tries with New Zealand are four with the Pacific Islanders rugby team.
  9. ^ Despite being selected for the British and Irish Lions, Greenwood never scored a try for the prestigious team.
  10. ^ Guscott is only one of two English players (Rory Underwood being the other) to have scored a try for the British and Irish Lions and have more than thirty international tries.
  11. ^ Among Robinson's great tries in the past are his two for the British and Irish Lions, which make him the only English player to have more than one try for the British and Irish Lions and have more than thirty international tries.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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