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Celebrities Who Played Rugby XV: James Bond, Presidents and WWE Superstars

Flanker: J.R.R. Tolkien

According to a National Public Radio story, the Lord Of The Rings author played at Oxford while at school.


Flanker: Benedict Cumberbatch


Number 8: Andre the Giant

I’m throwing this one in because the prospect of playing against him – even as a very large boy – is, frankly, terrifying. He played as a teenager in Grenoble until he took up wrestling. He was already six and a half feet tall when he started. I also feel compelled to mention that he was friends with Samuel Beckett as a boy.

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