Top Points Scorer In Test Rugby History Per Nation

Top Points Scorer In Test Rugby History Per Nation

Sharpshooters and backline generals. We take a look at test rugby's point machines and best placekickers in test match rugby history. 

We take a look at the top scorers from some of the biggest sides test match rugby history, particular at who tops the charts for their respective countries.


Top 10 points scorers in test history (article continues below)

In the clip above, the totals include all test matches while below we have only included the totals for their countries.


ie. Points scored for the British and Irish Lions or another country have not been included.

Australia - Michael Lynagh


Caps: 72

Points: 911

Tries: 17

Conversions: 140

Penalties: 177

Drop Goals: 9

Span: 1984-1995

Argentina - Nicolas Sanchez

Caps: 80

Points: 748

Tries: 12

Conversions: 107

Penalties: 146

Drop Goals: 12

Span: 2010-present

Canada -  James Pritchard

Caps: 62

Points: 607

Tries: 18

Conversions: 104

Penalties: 103

Drop Goals: 0

Span: 2003-2015

England - Jonny  Wilkinson

Caps: 91

Points: 1 179

Tries: 6

Conversions: 162

Penalties: 239

Drop Goals: 36

Span: 1998-2011

Fiji - Nicky Little

Caps: 71

Points: 670

Tries: 2

Conversions: 117

Penalties: 140

Drop Goals: 2

Span: 1996-2011

France - Frederic Michalak

Caps: 77

Points: 436

Tries: 10

Conversions: 61

Penalties: 19

Drop Goals: 9

Span: 2001-2015

Georgia - Merab Kvirikashvili

Caps: 115

Points: 840

Tries: 17

Conversions: 148

Penalties: 150

Drop Goals: 3

Span: 2003-2015

Ireland - Ronan O'Gara

Caps: 128

Points: 1 083

Tries: 16

Conversions: 176

Penalties: 202

Drop Goals: 15

Span: 2000-2013

Italy - Diego Dominguez

Diego Dominguez is an interesting case as he played for two test nations featuring for both Italy and Argentina at test level.

However, he did play more for Italy scoring 983 points in 74 test matches while scoring 27 in 2 for Argentina. The stats below are just from his time with Italy.

Caps: 74

Points: 983

Tries: 9

Conversions: 127

Penalties: 208

Drop Goals: 20

Span: 1991-2003

Japan -  Ayumu Goromaru

Caps: 57

Points: 711

Tries: 18

Conversions: 162

Penalties: 99

Drop Goals: 0

Span: 2005-2015

Namibia - Theuns Kotze

Caps: 40

Points: 430

Tries: 6

Conversions: 110

Penalties: 55

Drop Goals: 5

Span: 2011-2017

New Zealand - Dan Carter

Caps:112

Points: 1 598

Tries: 29

Conversions: 293

Penalties: 281

Drop Goals: 8

Span: 2003-2015

Romania - Florin Vlaicu

Caps:124

Points: 992

Tries: 14

Conversions: 172

Penalties: 191

Drop Goals: 4

Span: 2006-Present

Russia - Yuri Kushnarev

Caps:115

Points: 784

Tries: 11

Conversions: 150

Penalties: 141

Drop Goals: 2

Span: 2005-Present

Samoa - Tusi Pisi

Caps: 42

Points: 245

Tries: 2

Conversions: 29

Penalties: 57

Drop Goals: 2

Span: 2006-2019

Scotland - Chris Paterson

Caps: 109

Points: 809

Tries: 22

Conversions: 90

Penalties: 170

Drop Goals: 3

Span: 1999-2011

South Africa - Percy Montgomery

Caps: 102

Points: 893

Tries: 25

Conversions: 153

Penalties: 148

Drop Goals: 6

Span: 1997-2008

Tonga - Kurt Morath 

Caps: 38

Points: 340

Tries: 2

Conversions: 48

Penalties: 78

Drop Goals: 0

Span: 2009-2019

Uruguay - Felipe Berchesi

Caps: 36

Points: 317

Tries: 2

Conversions: 44

Penalties: 72

Drop Goals: 1

Span: 2011-Present

United States - Mike Hercus 

Caps: 48

Points: 465

Tries: 9

Conversions: 90

Penalties: 76

Drop Goals: 4

Span: 2002-2009

Wales - Neil Jenkins

Caps: 87

Points: 1 049

Tries: 11

Conversions: 130

Penalties: 235

Drop Goals: 10

Span: 1991-2002

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