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 ten test drop goals. Test caps are awarded by a player's national union, regardless of whether the opposition recognise it as such. Note, however, that if one nation grants a match test status and the opponents do not then only the statistics for the nation granting test status are counted in test totals. Composite teams made up of players selected from multiple unions—for example 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.

Only teams for which a player has scored a test drop goal are included in the table; players may have played for other test sides. Table including matches played 17 June 2017:

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

Rank Caps Drop
goals
Player International team Ref
1 97 36 Jonny Wilkinson  England [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  Italy
5 28 18 Naas Botha  South Africa [4]
6 55 17 Stefano Bettarello  Italy
= 67 17 Dan Parks  Scotland
8 28 15 Jean-Patrick Lescarboura  France [5]
= 130 15 Ronan O'Gara  Ireland [6]
10 32 13 Jonathan Davies  Wales [7]
11 30 12 Pierre Albaladejo  France [8]
= 41 12 Gonçalo Malheiro  Portugal
= 43 12 John Rutherford  Scotland
14 86 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 [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
= 44 10 Konstantin Rachkov  Russia
= 58 10 Bobby Ross  Canada
= 53 10 Nicolás Sánchez  Argentina
= 66 10 Morne Steyn  South Africa
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 Player Profile – Naas Botha". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  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. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  14. ^ "Andrew Mehrtens". AllBlacks.com. Retrieved 2009-02-12.