Rugby is a very tactical yet exhausting game that involves a lot of stamina and can be played by all shapes and sizes and all positions in this sport are equally important but this is especially true for the players in the role of the props. To win a game of Rugby is to have strong players as competition wins are mainly built around the props. 

So today, we’re going to talk about the best 5 props in Rugby of all time.

1. Tadhg Furlong 

Tadhg Furlong is an Irish professional rugby union player who was born on December 14, 1992. He plays for Leinster in the Pro14 and European Rugby Champions Cup (ERCC), playing the position of a tighthead prop. His international appearances were in 2017 and 2021 as he represented his home country Ireland. He is also a scrummager who also has exceptional good ball handling skills and running skills, and is regarded one of the best front row forwards in the world of rugby.

Furlong has been an essential member of the Ireland national squad since 2015 and has so far made over 40 appearances. In 2018, he won the Six Nations, Grand Slam and Triple Crown. He holds a two-time Pro 14 title alongside Leinster in 2018 and 2019 and also won a Champions Cup also in 2018.

2. Ramiro Herrera 

Born on February 14, 1989, Ramiro Herrera is an Argentine male professional rugby union footballer, playing the position of a prop for Jaguares in Super Rugby.

Herrera has participated in games about 39 times for Argentina. He is a very skillful, powerful ball carrier and intense in the scrum making him one of the best in the game.

As per Steve James of the telegraph, he named him as “absolute beast.” He made a huge impact for his team Argentine Super Rugby side in 2016.

3. Sekope Kepu

Sekope is an Australian professional rugby union player and plays as a prop for Moana Pasifika in Super Rugby. He formerly played for Australian club New South Wales Waratahs, the French club Bordeaux, and London Irish. Kepu is also a part of Australia’s Wallabies in international games.

Kepu who was born on February 5, 1986, marked his international debut in 2008 for Australia. He has participated in over 100 tests and is considered the most-capped prop to ever play for Australia’s Wallabies and is also regarded as the most-capped rugby player in history.

4. Tendai Mtawarira 

Tendai Mtawarira who was born on August 1, 1985 is a Zimbabwean-South African retired professional rugby union player. He played his final game for Old Glory DC in Major League Rugby and formerly for the South Africa national squad and the Sharks in Super Rugby. Mtawarira who plays the role of a prop, is widely known by his nickname as “The Beast.”

With a total of 117 caps, he is the seventeenth most-capped international forward of all time and fifth most capped prop of all time. He also won a Rugby World Cup in 2019. He is truly one of the greatest prop in the history of rugby.

5. Owen Franks 

Owen Franks is a New Zealand male professional rugby player who was born on December 23, 1987, playing the position of a tighthead prop for the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby event.


In 2009, he marked his debut for New Zealand and appeared in 108 tests over his ten-year career, and is considered one of the most capped rugby players of all time. He won two times of the Rugby World Cups with his team in 2011 and 2015 and is one of the only twenty-one players who held the Rugby World Cup titles on numerous occasions.


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