A number of former rugby players have branched out into off-the-wall careers post-retirement, from a helicopter pilot to a cage fighter, while another runs an unexpected family business.
A rugby stars career is a strange one when you consider that most are retired by the time they’ve reached middle aged.
Players are now urged to line themselves up a second career even whilst they are still turning out for their clubs each week to fill the void that rugby leaves behind.
And whilst many opt to go into coaching or rugby-related endeavours, a host of stars turn their attentions elsewhere – some of which in the most random of places.
#1. Scott Quinnell – Candles
The former Wales No. 8 is often on the TV – whether he is presenting the show School of Hard Knocks, popping up in Stella, or as a Postcode Lottery ambassador. He is also a hugely popular Sky Sports rugby pundit. However, away from rugby he is managing director of family business Quinnell Candles, which he runs with his family.