10 Rugby stars when they were young – can you guess who they are?

Most top level rugby players show their talent at a very early age, but can you recognise the man from the precocious youngster?
Take a look at the gallery below for some fantastic photos of famous rugby players when they were young…find the answers at the bottom of the page

1) Having scored the winning drop goal in England’s Rugby World Cup triumph of 2003, this boy went on to attract millions more admirers than the sofa he’s on did…

child-jonny_1854927a


 2) This hair is nearly as outstanding as his offload…

12512325_713968828703435_3310189638163248515_n


3) The world most famous referee was always vocal…

CBusWY_VEAAcSQN


4) This back-rower has always been a scavvenger…

118463-young-david-pocock


5) Wales top try scorer of all time looked a bit different when he was young…
3579104

6) This young man doesn’t suit that shirt…
johnson_1988821c

7) This big back-rower has struggled to fit in since under-11’s…

article-2467853-18D6873F00000578-508_634x462


8) One of Ireland’s greatest ever…

inpho_00016063


9) Wales captain chilling with his old schoolmate Gareth Bale…

warburto9nunder19JPG


10) This fresh-faced young Springbok is a hard one…

970709:SA RUGBY U/21 TEAM TO TOUR AUSTRALIA:VICTOR MATFIELD: © DUIF DU TOIT/Gallo Images


ANSWERS: 1) Jonny Wilkinson, 2) Sonny Bill Williams, 3) Nigel Owens, 4) David Pocock, 5) Shane Williams, 6) Martin Johnson, 7) Billy Vunipola, 8) Brian O’Driscoll, 9) Sam Warburton, 10) Victor Matfield

 

%d bloggers like this: