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List of Rugby Union Test Caps Leaders

This is a list of the leaders for caps in rugby union test matches, with a minimum of 90 confirmed test caps. Unlike in cricket, where both countries must grant test status for a match to be considered a test, rugby union requires only one nation to recognise a match as a test in order for it to be included in test statistics for that nation. The British and Irish Lions and Pacific Islanders do not represent one specific nation, but are also considered test teams because they are selected by a group of recognised national unions. Some nations have sometimes granted test caps for matches against teams such as the invitational Barbarians side; these are included only if the player's nation actually granted a test cap for a particular match.

Players who are still active at international level, or who have not yet announced international retirement, are in bold. Players who are still active at club level but have either retired from international rugby or have not been selected for their national team for a year or more are in italics.

List

Rank Caps Player International team First/Latest
appearance
Primary
position
Ref(s).
1 148 Richie McCaw  New Zealand 2001-2015 Flanker [1]
2 143 Alun Wyn Jones  Wales (134)
British and Irish Lions (9)
2006- Lock [2]
3 142 Sergio Parisse  Italy (142) 2002-2019 Number 8 [3]
4 141 Brian O'Driscoll  Ireland (133)
British and Irish Lions (8)
1999-2014 Centre [4][5]
5 139 George Gregan  Australia 1994-2007 Scrum-half [6][7]
6 134 Gethin Jenkins  Wales (129)
British and Irish Lions (5)
2002-2018 Prop [8]
7 132 Keven Mealamu  New Zealand 2002-2015 Hooker [9]
8 130 Ronan O'Gara  Ireland (128)
British and Irish Lions (2)
2000-2013 Fly-half [10]
9 129 Stephen Moore  Australia 2005-2017 Hooker
10 127 Victor Matfield  South Africa 2001-2015 Lock [11]
Kieran Read  New Zealand 2008-2019 Number 8
12 124 Rory Best  Ireland 2005-2019 Hooker [12]
Bryan Habana  South Africa 2004-2016 Wing [13]
14 121 Adam Ashley-Cooper  Australia 2005-2019 Centre / Wing [14]
15 120 Florin Vlaicu  Romania 2006- Centre
16 119 Martin Castrogiovanni  Italy 2002-2016 Prop [15]
Davit Kacharava  Georgia 2006-2019 Centre
Jason Leonard  England (114)
British and Irish Lions (5)
1990-2004 Prop [16]
19 118 Fabien Pelous  France 1995-2007 Lock [17]
Tony Woodcock  New Zealand 2002-2015 Prop [18]
21 117 Tendai Mtawarira  South Africa 2008-2019 Prop
Sam Whitelock  New Zealand 2010-2019 Lock
Alessandro Zanni  Italy 2005-2019 Flanker [19]
24 116 Nathan Sharpe  Australia 2002-2012 Lock [20]
25 115 Merab Kvirikashvili  Georgia 2003-2018 Fullback
Paul O'Connell  Ireland (108)
British and Irish Lions (7)
2002-2015 Lock [21]
27 112 Marco Bortolami  Italy 2001-2015 Lock [22]
Dan Carter  New Zealand 2003-2015 Fly-half [23]
Yuri Kushnarev  Russia 2005- Fullback
30 111 Ross Ford  Scotland (110)
British and Irish Lions (1)
2004-2017 Hooker [24]
Philippe Sella  France 1982-1995 Centre [25]
John Smit  South Africa 2000-2011 Hooker[26] [27]
George Smith  Australia 2000-2013 Flanker [28][29]
34 110 Will Genia  Australia 2009-2019 Scrum-half
Stephen Jones  Wales (104)
British and Irish Lions (6)
1998-2011 Fly-half [30]
Sekope Kepu  Australia 2008-2019 Prop
37 109 Jean de Villiers  South Africa 2004-2015 Centre [31]
Chris Paterson  Scotland 1999-2011 Full-back [32]
39 108 Owen Franks  New Zealand 2009-2019 Prop
40 107 C?t?lin Fercu  Romania 2005- Fullback
John Hayes  Ireland (105)
British and Irish Lions (2)
2000-2011 Prop [33][34]
42 106 Mauro Bergamasco  Italy 1998-2015 Flanker [35]
43 105 Sean Lamont  Scotland 2004-2016 Wing [36]
44 104 Leonardo Ghiraldini  Italy 2006-2019 Hooker
Martyn Williams  Wales (100)
British and Irish Lions (4)
1996-2012 Flanker [37]
46 103 Matt Giteau  Australia 2002-2016 Fly-half [38]
Andrea Lo Cicero Vaina  Italy 2000-2013 Prop [39]
Ma'a Nonu  New Zealand 2003-2015 Centre [40]
Gareth Thomas  Wales (100)
British and Irish Lions (3)
1995-2007 Utility back [41][42]
50 102 Stephen Larkham  Australia 1996-2007 Fly-half [6][43]
Percy Montgomery  South Africa 1997-2008 Fullback [44]
52 101 David Campese  Australia 1982-1996 Wing [45]
Alessandro Troncon  Italy 1994-2007 Scrum-half [6][46]
Gonçalo Uva  Portugal 2004-2018 Lock
Vasco Uva  Portugal 2003-2016 Flanker [47]
56 100 Valentin Calafeteanu  Romania 2004- Scrum-half
Giorgi Chkhaidze  Georgia 2002-2017 Number 8
Jamie Heaslip  Ireland (95)
British and Irish Lions (5)
2006-2017 Number 8
Adam Jones  Wales (95)
British and Irish Lions (5)
2002-2014 Prop [48]
Mils Muliaina  New Zealand 2003-2011 Fullback [49]
Rob Simmons  Australia 2010- Lock
62 99 Victor Gresev  Russia 2006- Flanker
Michael Hooper  Australia 2012- Flanker
Mike Phillips  Wales (94)
British and Irish Lions (5)
2003-2015 Scrum-half [50]
65 98 Dan Cole  England (95)
British and Irish Lions (3)
2010- Prop
Andrey Garbuzov  Russia 2005- Flanker
Raphaël Ibañez  France 1996-2007 Hooker [51]
Rob Kearney  Ireland (95)
British and Irish Lions (3)
2007-2019 Fullback
Donncha O'Callaghan  Ireland (94)
British and Irish Lions (4)
2003-2013 Lock [52]
Hitoshi Ono  Japan 2004-2016 Lock [53]
Peter Stringer  Ireland 2000-2011 Scrum-half [54]
72 97 Dylan Hartley  England 2008-2018 Hooker
Jamie Roberts  Wales (94)
British and Irish Lions (3)
2008-2017 Centre
Jonny Wilkinson  England (91)
British and Irish Lions (6)
1998-2011 Fly-half [55]
Ben Youngs  England (95)
British and Irish Lions (2)
2010- Scrum-half
76 96 Colin Charvis  Wales (94)
British and Irish Lions (2)
1996-2007 Flanker [56]
James Slipper  Australia 2010- Prop
78 95 Cian Healy  Ireland 2009- Prop
Lasha Malaguradze  Georgia 2008- Fly-half
Andrea Masi  Italy 1999-2015 Centre [57]
Giorgi Nemsadze  Georgia 2005- Lock
82 94 George North  Wales (91)
British and Irish Lions (3)
2010- Wing
Jonathan Sexton  Ireland (88)
British and Irish Lions (6)
2009- Fly-half
Conrad Smith  New Zealand 2004-2015 Centre [58]
85 93 Serge Blanco  France 1980-1991 Fullback [59]
86 92 Kurtley Beale  Australia 2009- Fullback
Sean Fitzpatrick  New Zealand 1986-1997 Hooker
Martin Johnson  England (84)
British and Irish Lions (8)
1993-2003 Lock [60][61]
Gareth Llewellyn  Wales 1989-2005 Lock [62]
Diego Magno  Uruguay 2008- Lock
Malcolm O'Kelly  Ireland 1997-2009 Lock [63]
Cristian Petre  Romania 2001-2012 Lock [64]
Aaron Smith  New Zealand 2012- Scrum-half
Rory Underwood  England (85)
British and Irish Lions (7)
1984-1996 Wing [65]
95 91 Neil Jenkins  Wales (87)
British and Irish Lions (4)
1990-2003 Fly-half [66]
Shane Williams  Wales (87)
British and Irish Lions (4)
2000-2011 Wing [40]
97 90 Vasily Artemyev  Russia 2009- Fullback
Tatafu Polota-Nau  Australia 2005-2019 Hooker

Notes:

See also

References

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