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WORLD FAMOUS RUGBY PLAYERS

There are many World Famous rugby players who are synonymous within the National and International game of rugby.  For New Zealand, there was the Winger, Jonah Lomu, who at nineteen on his debut was the youngest ever “All Black” player.  At the end of his career he had achieved sixty three caps, scored thirty seven tries and was seen as a Superstar in his field.  He had a huge impact on the game of rugby but tragically he passed away at only forty years old.  For England, there was Fly-Half, Jonny Wilkinson, who also played for The British and Irish Lions.  Wilkinson scored the winning drop goal for England at the 2003 Rugby World Cup final against Australia and is widely recognised as one of the greatest players of all time.

 For Italy, there was Flanker Sergio Parisse, who currently plays for French side StadeFrancais but who also Captains Italy.  Parisse is said to have many great qualities including his quick offloads, his passing, good catching, fine line-out receiver and his overall rugby skills. To better understand the complex world of Rugby, why not watchRugby Training drill videos at a site like Rugby Training drill videos available online at sportplan.net/drills/rugby For Wales, there was Scrum-half, Shane Williams, who apart from his eighty seven appearances for Wales became World Rugby Player of the Year in 2008.  Williams also played for The British and Irish lions and was synonymous for his try scoring abilities and overall rugby prowess.   For Ireland, there was Outside Centre, Brian O’Driscoll, with over 141 test matches he was the second most capped player in Rugby Union history.  O’Driscoll scored the most points and holds the record for the most tries scored in any Six Nations game with twenty six tries, he also played for The British and Irish Lions. For Australia, there is Lock, Nathan Sharpe, who made his Queensland debut in 1998 and gained his first cap for Australia in 2002.  Sharpe gained more than fifty appearances for his Countryand now works as a commentator for Network Ten where his rugby knowledge is seen at International games involving Australia.

Finally for Fiji,  there is Lock, Leone Nakarawa, who is currently regarded to have no equal quality opposition and has an amazing ability to keep games alive with his skills in off-loading, line-outs and general powerful play in attack and defence.  Nakarawa made his debut appearance for Fiji`s International side in 2009 and was named EPCR Player of the year in 2018.