A global
force for good

Rugby Centurions mission is to create a global enterprise which recognises and enables the Centurions, providing them with a forum to contribute their experience, energy and leadership, to the benefit of the players, the sport of rugby, their communities and businesses.

Rugby Centurions emanates from the desire to unify the sport’s finest warriors into a global force for good.

Only three in every 1000 international rugby players ever reach the momentous Centurion milestone of 100 international caps; making this the toughest membership in the world.

By the time a player ascends to Centurion status they have left an indelible mark on the legendary Game of rugby. Now, the Centurions are unifying to continue rugby’s legacy and change the world for the better.


in 1000

in 1000

Giving back by
never giveing up

As well as celebrating the extraordinary achievements of its members, Rugby Centurions has a more profound goal. By using their wealth of experience and expertise, Rugby Centurions aims to use rugby as a vehicle to create a global force for good.

Rugby Centurions believes increased exposure and greater accessibility to this iconic game can make a real difference to people’s lives across the globe.

As one entity, the iconic men and women of the Rugby Centurions Club pledge to:

  • Improve accessibility to the sport across the globe
  • Inspire the next generation of players
  • Support their peers in the professional game who are suffering hardship

Current initiatives include The Centurions Future Leaders Programme, which uses rugby as a vehicle to equip children with key life skills.

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Rugby Centurions

By unifying, celebrating and enabling the sport’s greatest players, Rugby Centurions aims to provide these iconic men and women with a platform to channel their experience into helping both rugby as a sport and diverse communities across the world.

From encouraging grassroots participation globally to supporting former players who have fallen upon hard times, Rugby Centurions aims to develop and enhance the sport of rugby at every level.


Striving to create a global force for good, our custodians
have made it their mission to make a legendary game
accessible for all.

South Africa

Gavin Varejes

Chairman of Rugby Centurions, CEO of Richmark Holdings and Co-Founder of Sarla

South Africa

John Smit

"After completing a staggering 111 test matches for the South African Springboks, Smit retired from test rugby as the most capped international captain of all time. Smit captained the Boks for 83 tests, including the 2007 World Cup where he led South Africa to victory."

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Phillipe Selle

Philippe Sella

"Considered one of the best centres of all time, Sella has represented France 111 times throughout his 13-year career. During Sella's career, France won or shared six Five Nations titles and participated in three successive World Cups between 1987 and 1995."

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George Gregan

"Regarded as one of the greatest scrum halves in rugby, Gregan made more appearances for his national team, the Wallabies, than any other player in the sport’s history. Gregan has also represented Australia in an extraordinary 139 tests, which included winning the Rugby World Cup in 1999.”

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Jason Leonard

"This legendary England prop has a wealth of achievements including winning four Grand Slams and one World Cup. During his 14-year international rugby career, Leonard represented England in 114 test matches and holds the record as England’s most capped player.”

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New Zealand

Richard McCaw

"Reigning as the most capped rugby player of all time, McCaw captained the world-renowned New Zealand All Blacks an incredible 110 times out of 148 test matches. During this time, McCaw led the All Blacks to victory in two World Cups and three Grand Slam tours.”

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Brian O'Driscoll

"O’Driscoll represented Ireland in 133 test matches, scoring an astounding 46 tries, making him the highest try scorer in Irish rugby. For his talent and dedication, O’Driscoll has been honoured with 6 Nations Player of the Year three times and was awarded the Rugby World Player of the Decade in 2010.”

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Vicky Gosling

CEO of The Invictus Games 2016 and current CEO of British Ski and Snowboarding