Kings of Instagram: Dan Carter, Sonny Bill Williams, Johnathan Thurston tops among rugby stars

Kings of Instagram: Dan Carter, Sonny Bill Williams, Johnathan Thurston tops among rugby stars

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New Zealander Dan Carter is the highest point scorer in Test match rugby history and is considered by many to be the greatest ever to play the fly-half position, but he enjoys another distinction with respect to his peers: the most Instagram followers.

INSTAGRAM KINGS OF RUGBY

Kings of Instagram: Dan Carter, Sonny Bill Williams, Johnathan Thurston rule rugby

With more than 800 thousand Instagram followers, Carter has more than the double the number of the No. 2 (Sonny Bill Williams) and No. 3 (Johnathan Thurston) rugby players combined. Carter is one of three Kiwis to make the top ten. Only Australia has more players represented, with four.

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UPDATED July 25, 2018

10) CAMERON SMITH

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Cameron Smith
Current team: Melbourne Storm
Born June 18, 1983 🇦🇺 Brisbane, Australia
Instagram followers: 184 thousand

9) OWEN FARRELL

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Owen Andrew Farrell
Current team: Saracens Football Club
Born September 24, 1991 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Billinge, England
Instagram followers: 198 thousand

8) CONOR MURRAY

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Conor Murray
Current team: Munster Rugby
Born April 20, 1989 🇮🇪 Limerick, Ireland
Instagram followers: 209 thousand

7) BRIAN O’DRISCOLL

Brian Gerard O’Driscoll
Last team: Leinster Rugby
Born January 21, 1979 🇮🇪 Dublin, Ireland
Instagram followers: 267 thousand

6) NICK CUMMINS

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Nick M. Cummins
Last team: Coca-Cola Red Sparks
Born October 5, 1987 🇦🇺 Port Macquarie, Australia
Instagram followers: 283 thousand

5) ISRAEL FOLAU

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Israel Folau
Current team: New South Wales Waratahs
Born April 3, 1989 🇦🇺 Minto, Australia
Instagram followers: 335 thousand

4) BEAUDEN BARRETT

Beauden John Barrett
Current team: Wellington Hurricanes
Born May 27, 1991 🇳🇿 Taranaki, New Zealand
Instagram followers: 348 thousand

3) JOHNATHAN THURSTON

Johnathan Dean Thurston
Current team: North Queensland Cowboys
Born April 25, 1983 🇦🇺 Brisbane, Australia
Instagram followers: 364 thousand

2) SONNY BILL WILLIAMS

Sonny William Williams
Last team: Gallagher Chiefs
Born August 3, 1985 🇳🇿 Auckland, New Zealand
Instagram followers: 501 thousand

1) DAN CARTER

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Daniel William Carter
Current team: Racing 92
Born March 5, 1982 🇳🇿 Leeston, New Zealand
Instagram followers: 863 thousand

2018-07-25T10:41:28+00:00 July 25th, 2018|

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