20 of the best nicknames in Rugby: Briefcase, Rikishi and the Sheriff

16. JASON ROBINSON – BILLY WHIZZ

The England legend was named after the character in the British comic The Beano, who is an extremely fast runner.

17. NICK CUMMINS – THE HONEY BADGER

This was the nickname bestowed on larger-than-life Wallaby winger Nick Cummins after he drew inspiration from the fierce nature of the animal and attempted to think like it in defence.

18. JASON LEONARD – FUN BUS

When barrel-chested, fun-loving England prop Justin Leonard trundled onto the field wearing a red shirt in one game, fellow forward Martin Bayfield said he looked like a London bus! Thus, the name fun bus was born!

19.  BRIAN LIMA – THE CHIROPRACTOR

He earned the memorable nickname of “The Chiropractor” for his shuddering hits both on and off the pitch that supposedly rearranged the bones of the victim.

20. DAVID POCOCK – BAM BAM

David Pocock is regarded as one of the top physical specimens in the game, earning this Flintstones-related nickname.

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