7 outstanding rugby players who made the grade late

3. LUKE ROMANO

Luke Romano is a second-row man currently playing for the All Blacks and Crusaders. However, in 2009 at the age of 23, Romano only dreamed of being a professional rugby player and struggled to even do a chin up.

Considered as a key element of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Championship team, the All Blacks forward made his professional club debut at 25 with the Crusaders. And, besides being an inspiration for aspiring professionals, Romano is an excellent example of loyalty and he still plays for his first pro club today.

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