Top 20 multi-sport athletes: Here’s what other sports rugby players have tried
RUCK.co.uk pays tribute to those talented multi-sport athletes who played more than one sport, including rugby.
Here are our top 20 multi-sport athletes.
1. Sonny Bill Williams – Rugby and Boxing
A New Zealand international in rugby league, rugby union and rugby sevens, as well as an undefeated professional boxer.
2. Eric Liddell – Rugby and Athletics
He not only played rugby for Scotland, winning seven caps between 1921 and1923, he won the 400m gold medal at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. Famously refused to run in the 100m heats, which were held on Sunday due to his religious beliefs as shown in the 1981 film, Chariots of Fire.
3. Gerwyn Price – Rugby and Darts
n 2017 he was the runner-up at the UK Open, Price’s first major event final. Price has also played rugby union for Welsh Premier Division sides.[
4. Israel Dagg – Rugby and Cricket
An All Black wing/fullback who was a Black Caps prospect as a pace bowler.
5. Jarryd Hayne – Rugby and American Football
Hayne is an Australian professional rugby league player and former American football and rugby union sevens player.