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: 18 March 2017

World
Rank
Tier
Rank
Points Player International team(s) Years active Caps Tries Con Pen DG Avg. PTS
(per game)
Ref
1 1 1598 Dan Carter  New Zealand 2003–2015 112 29 293 281 8 14.27 [1]
2 2 1246 Jonny Wilkinson  England (1179)
British and Irish Lions (67)
1998–2012 97 7 169 255 36 12.84 [2]
3 3 1090 Neil Jenkins  Wales (1049)
British and Irish Lions (41)
1990–2003 87 11 131 248 10 12.53 [3]
4 4 1083 Ronan O'Gara  Ireland (1083)
British and Irish Lions (0)
2000–2013 130 16 176 202 15 8.33 [4]
5 5 1010 Diego Dominguez  Italy (983)
 Argentina (27)
1991–2003
1989
76 9 133 209 20 13.29 [5]
6 6 970 Stephen Jones  Wales (917)
British and Irish Lions (53)
1998–2011 110 7 160 198 7 8.82 [6]
7 7 967 Andrew Mehrtens  New Zealand 1995–2004 70 7 169 186 12 13.81 [7]
8 8 911 Michael Lynagh  Australia 1984–1995 72 17 140 177 9 12.65 [8]
9 9 893 Percy Montgomery  South Africa 1997–2008 102 25 153 148 6 8.75 [9]
10 10 878 Matt Burke  Australia 1993–2004 81 29 104 174 1 10.84 [10]
11 11 809 Chris Paterson  Scotland 1999–2011 109 22 90 170 3 7.42 [11]
14 12 736 Morne Steyn  South Africa 2009–2016 66 8 102 154 10 11.15 [12]
15 13 733 Gavin Hastings  Scotland (667)
British Lions (66)
1986–1995 67 18 87 160 0 10.94 [13]
17 14 698 Matt Giteau  Australia 2002– 102 30 106 108 4 6.84 [14]
19 15 668 Leigh Halfpenny  Wales (619)
British and Irish Lions (49)
2008- 74 12 52 168 0 9.02 [15]
20 16 651 Felipe Contepomi  Argentina 1998-2013 85 16 74 139 2 7.66 [16]
21 16 651 Hugo Porta  Argentina (592)
South American Jaguars (61)
1971-90 68 12 91 114 28 9.57 [17]
22 18 645 Grant Fox  New Zealand 1985–1993 46 1 118 128 7 14.02 [18]
25 19 617 Johnny Sexton  Ireland(612)
British and Irish Lions (5)
2009– 69 10 72 138 3 8.94 [19]
26 20 603 Owen Farrell  England (603)
British and Irish Lions (0)
2012– 53 5 85 134 2 11.38 [20]

Top ten scoring international players (Tier 2)[edit]

[21] There are eight 'Tier 2' countries: Canada, Fiji, Japan, Georgia, Romania, Samoa, Tonga and the USA.

Updated: 18 March 2017

World
Rank
Tier
Rank
Points Player International team(s) Years active Caps Tries Con Pe DG Avg. PTS
(per game)
Source(s)
12 1 814 Florin Vlaicu  Romania 2006– 101 11 140 158 4 8.06 [22]
13 2 798 Merab Kvirikashvili  Georgia 2003– 103 14 145 143 3 7.75 [23]
16 3 708 Ayumu Goromaru  Japan 2005– 56 18 162 98 0 12.64 [24]
18 4 670 Nicky Little  Fiji 1996–2011 71 2 117 140 2 9.44 [25]
23 5 607 James Pritchard  Canada 2003– 62 18 104 103 0 9.79 [26]
30 6 491 Gareth Rees  Canada 1986–1999 55 7 51 110 9 8.92 [27]
34 7 465 Mike Hercus  United States 2002–2009 48 9 90 76 4 9.69 [28]
36 8 422 Keiji Hirose  Japan 1994–2005 40 5 77 79 2 10.55 [29]
37 9 419 Bobby Ross  Canada 1989–2003 58 7 51 84 10 7.22 [30]
42 10 389 Dănuţ Dumbravă  Romania 2002– 73 3 73 74 2 5.33 [31]

Top five scoring international players (Tier 3)[edit]

[32] Updated: 18 March 2017

World
Rank
Tier
Rank
Points Player International team(s) Years active Caps Tries Con Pen DG Avg. PTS
(per game)
Source(s)
24 1 624 Yuri Kushnarev  Russia 2005– 89 11 103 121 0 7.01 [33]
40 2 403 Theuns Kotzé  Namibia 2011– 34 5 102 53 5 11.85 [34]
55 3 335 Jaco Coetzee  Namibia 1990–1996 28 6 81 45 3 11.96 [35]
61 4 316 Konstantin Rachkov  Russia 1997–2011 40 10 51 36 10 7.90 [36]
78 5 279 Gonçalo Malheiro  Portugal 1998–2007 40 8 25 46 17 6.98 [37]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Jonny Wilkinson career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  3. ^ "Neil Jenkins career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Ronan O'Gara career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
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  8. ^ "Michael Lynagh career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
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  15. ^ "Leigh Halfpenny career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  16. ^ "Felipe Contepomi career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  17. ^ "Leigh Halfpenny career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  18. ^ "Grant Fox career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2015-09-24. 
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  24. ^ "Ayumu Goromaru career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
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  27. ^ "Gareth Rees career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  28. ^ "Mike Hercus career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  29. ^ "Keiji Hirose career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  30. ^ "Bobby Ross career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  31. ^ "Dănuţ Dumbravă career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
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  33. ^ "Yuri Kushnarev career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
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  37. ^ "Gonçalo Malheiro career figures". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 

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