Test Rugby’s 7 Top All-Time Drop Goal Kickers

Dan Carter kicked a crucial drop goal in the recent World Cup (image: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Dan Carter kicked a crucial drop goal in the recent World Cup (image: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Whilst a try is worth more points and penalties are far more common, there is something strangely satisfying and entertaining about seeing a well-executed drop goal in a rugby union test match and on more than one occasion such a three-pointer has been the difference between victory and defeat in the biggest of games.

It is time therefore, to tip our hats to some of the best in the business when it comes to kicking drop goals at international level by running down the seven players with the most successful drop kicks in the history of test match rugby.