"Couldn't tackle a crossword" - Fans Pick The Most Over-Hyped XV Of All-Time - Ruck

“Couldn’t tackle a crossword” – Fans Pick The Most Over-Hyped XV Of All-Time

Fans have been picking their most ‘overrated’ rugby players of all-time on Reddit.

It’s worth pointing out that we have no disrespect to the players we’ve controversially included in this XV – but fans feel they’re given too much praise at times.

These players will have been selected for a handful of different reasons – some of them will perhaps not be justifying the big money spent on them, others may be getting too much hype from the media.

Check out the full selection below.


  • 15. Johan Goosen (South Africa) – “He was supposed to be the next big thing for Springbok rugby, and now he’s barely remembered.”
  • 14. George North (Wales) – “is the most overrated player of this generation, when was the last time he had a good game that wasn’t against Italy.”
  • 11. Chris Ashton (England) – ” That man lived off his ‘solo’ try against Australia and managed to get in the England team every time. He couldn’t tackle a crossword! Lacks creativity and only works running a line of a short pass from number ten. Overrated definitely!”


  • 13. Kurtley Beale (Australia) – “He spends all game looking for line breaks, which will work some days and destroys our backline chemistry on others. He needs to learn how to play with others.”
  • 12. Gavin Henson (Wales) – “one kick and one big tackle and everyone thought he was the bees knees for the next few years”


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