List of leading rugby union test point scorers

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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 twenty scoring international players (Tier 1)[edit]

Updated: 7 October 2018

World
Rank
Tier
Rank
Points Player International team(s) Years active Caps Tries Con Pen DG Avg. PTS
(per game)
Ref
1 1 1598 Template:Dan Carter  New Zealand 2003–2015 1112 29 293 281 8 14.26[1] [2]
2 2 1246 Jonny Wilkinson  England (1179)
British and Irish Lions (67)
1998–2012 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]
8 8 911 Michael Lynagh  Australia 1984–1995 72 17 140 177 9 12.65 [9]
9 9 893 Percy Montgomery  South Africa 1997–2008 102 25 153 148 6 8.75 [10]
11 10 878 Matt Burke  Australia 1993–2004 81 29 104 174 1 10.84 [11]
13 11 809 Chris Paterson  Scotland 1999–2011 109 22 90 170 3 7.42 [12]
14 12 745 Leigh Halfpenny  Wales (696)
British and Irish Lions (49)
2008- 82 14 69 178 0 9.09 [13]
15 13 736 Morne Steyn  South Africa 2009–2016 66 8 102 154 10 11.15 [14]
16 14 733 Gavin Hastings  Scotland (667)
British Lions (66)
1986–1995 67 18 87 160 0 10.94 [15]
17 15 721 Owen Farrell  England (690)
British and Irish Lions (31)
2012- 65 8 102 157 2 11.09 [16]
18 16 719 Johnny Sexton  Ireland (714)
British and Irish Lions (5)
2009- 82 10 90 159 4 8.8 [17]
21 17 698 Matt Giteau  Australia 2002-16 103 30 106 108 4 6.78 [18]
22 18 680 Nicolas Sanchez  Argentina 2010- 71 11 98 131 12 9.58
24 19 651 Felipe Contepomi  Argentina 1998-2013 85 16 74 139 2 7.66 [19]
25 20 651 Hugo Porta  Argentina (592)
South American Jaguars (61)
1971-90 68 12 91 114 28 9.57 [20]
26 21 645 Grant Fox  New Zealand 1985–1993 46 1 118 128 7 14.02 [21]
27 22 623 Greig Laidlaw  Scotland 2010- 63 4 84 145 0 9.89

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: 29 September 2018

World
Rank
Tier
Rank
Points Player International team(s) Years active Caps Tries Con Pe DG Avg. PTS
(per game)
Source(s)
10 1 886 Florin Vlaicu  Romania 2006– 111 11 158 170 4 7.98 [23]
12 2 840 Merab Kvirikashvili  Georgia 2003– 113 17 148 150 3 7.43 [24]
20 3 708 Ayumu Goromaru  Japan 2005– 56 18 162 98 0 12.64 [25]
23 4 670 Nicky Little  Fiji 1996–2011 71 2 117 140 2 9.44 [26]
28 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]
39 8 422 Keiji Hirose  Japan 1994–2005 40 5 77 79 2 10.55 [30]
40 9 419 Bobby Ross  Canada 1989–2003 58 7 51 84 10 7.22 [31]
43 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: 25 August 2018

World
Rank
Tier
Rank
Points Player International team(s) Years active Caps Tries Con Pen DG Avg. PTS
(per game)
Source(s)
19 1 710 Yuri Kushnarev  Russia 2005– 99 10 129 133 1 7.11 [34]
38 2 430 Theuns Kotzé  Namibia 2011– 40 6 110 55 5 10.75 [35]
56 3 335 Jaco Coetzee  Namibia 1990–1996 28 6 81 45 3 11.96 [36]
62 4 316 Konstantin Rachkov  Russia 1997–2011 40 10 51 36 10 7.90 [37]
71 5 297 Darwin Mukidza  Kenya 2015- 26 12 75 29 0 11.42
77 6 290 Raynor Parkinson  Germany 2011- 32 6 76 34 2 9.06
80 7 279 Gonçalo Malheiro  Portugal 1998–2007 40 8 25 46 17 6.98 [38]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  38. ^ "Gonçalo Malheiro career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27.

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