List of leading rugby union drop goal scorers

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This is a list of the leading drop goal scorers in Rugby union Test matches, with a minimum of 10 Test drop goals. Unlike in cricket, where both nations must recognise a match as a Test in order for it to have Test status, rugby union considers a match to have Test status if one nation recognises it as a Test. Composite teams made up of players selected from multiple unions—specifically the British and Irish Lions and Pacific Islanders—are also considered Test teams because they are selected by a group of recognised national governing bodies. Note, however, that if one nation grants a match Test status and the opponents do not—for example, if a senior national team plays a second-level "A" national side—only the statistics for the nation granting Test status are counted in Test totals.

Players who are still active at international level are in bold.

Table including matches played 28 February 2014:

Rank Caps Drop goals Player International team Source(s)
1 97 36 Jonny Wilkinson  England (36)
British and Irish Lions (0)
[1]
2 68 28 Hugo Porta  Argentina (26)
South American Jaguars (2)
[2][3]
3 76 23 Rob Andrew  England (21)
British and Irish Lions (2)
4 76 20 Diego Dominguez  Argentina (0)
 Italy (20)
5 28 18 Naas Botha  South Africa [4]
6 55 17 Stefano Bettarello  Italy
= 40 17 Gonçalo Malheiro  Portugal
= 66 17 Dan Parks  Scotland
9 28 15 Jean-Patrick Lescarboura  France [5]
= 118 15 Ronan O'Gara Ireland (15)
British and Irish Lions (0)
[6]
11 32 13 Jonathan Davies  Wales [7]
12 30 12 Pierre Albaladejo  France [8]
= 43 12 John Rutherford  Scotland (12)
British and Irish Lions (0)
14 87 11 Lisandro Arbizu  Argentina
= 36 11 Didier Camberabero  France [9]
= 14 11 Guy Camberabero  France [10]
17 61 10 Craig Chalmers  Scotland (9)
British and Irish Lions (1)
= 91 10 Neil Jenkins  Wales (10)
British and Irish Lions (0)
[11]
= 30 10 Barry John  Wales (8)
British and Irish Lions (2)
[12][13]
= 70 10 Andrew Mehrtens  New Zealand [14]
= 28 10 Neculai Nichitean  Romania
= 31 10 Konstantin Rachkov  Russia
= 56 10 Bobby Ross  Canada
Sources other than those already cited: [1].

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jonny Wilkinson OBE England Profile". Rugby Football Union. 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Argentina / Players & Officials / Hugh Porta". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  3. ^ Griffiths, John (2009-11-23). "Ask John: The O'Donnells, the Springboks' Test record and England's worst run against the Tri-Nations". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2009-11-29.  The South American Jaguars were a side selected mainly by the Argentine Rugby Union to play South Africa during that country's period of sporting isolation due to apartheid. Effectively, they were the Argentina national team, but could not travel as "Argentina" for political reasons. Many sources, including the IRB, now recognise the Jaguars as a Test team and include their statistics in official player totals; Scrum.com decided to follow suit in November 2009 because, as the cited piece states, "the Jaguar side was raised by a recognised Union".
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Profiles - Hendrik Egnatius Botha". SA Rugby. Retrieved 2009-02-12. [dead link]
  5. ^ "LESCARBOURA - Jean-patrick" (in French). French Rugby Federation. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  6. ^ "Ronan O'Gara". Irish Rugby Football Union. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  7. ^ "Jonathan Davies". Welsh Rugby Union. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  8. ^ "ALBALADEJO Pierre" (in French). French Rugby Federation. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  9. ^ "CAMBERABERO - Didier" (in French). French Rugby Federation. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  10. ^ "CAMBERABERO - Didier" (in French). French Rugby Federation. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  11. ^ "Neil Jenkins". Welsh Rugby Union. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  12. ^ "Barry John". Welsh Rugby Union. Retrieved 2008-02-12. 
  13. ^ "Barry John". British & Irish Lions. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  14. ^ "Andrew Mehrtens". AllBlacks.com. Retrieved 2009-02-12.