England rugby stars with alternative careers away from sport, featuring a future doctor - Ruck

England rugby stars with alternative careers away from sport, featuring a future doctor

Life as a professional rugby player is thrilling yet precarious.

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Despite the fairly lucrative earnings and extraordinary experiences, one injury could abruptly end it all.

That’s why savvy players are already planning for life after rugby.

Here’s a look at the intriguing careers England’s top rugby stars are pursuing off the field…


Feyi-Waboso left Cardiff for Wasps after his university application was unsuccessful in the Welsh capital, opting to study at Aston University in Birmingham instead.

When Wasps fell into administration in October 2022, Exeter jumped in to offer Feyi-Waboso a double lifeline — for both his rugby and his studies.

Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter helped secure Feyi-Waboso a place to read medicine at Exeter University, allowing him to continue his dream of becoming the third-generation doctor in his family.

“My dad’s an ophthalmologist, and his dad was a gynaecologist in Nigeria,” explained Feyi-Waboso, who represented Wales at the Under-18 level.

Feyi-Waboso started his degree from scratch at Exeter and was sitting exams in and around the Six Nations.


The England and Exeter Chiefs winger is the co-owner of The Swordfish Inn back in his hometown of Cornwall.

Sitting on the harbour front, the pub has been a favourite of local fishermen, artists and visitors alike for as long as anyone cares to remember and is well-known for its rugged charm and atmosphere. He is also a director of MUSTARD Clothing.


The Carter & George practice clinic, which offers first-class physiotherapy and rehabilitation services, is the joint venture of George and experienced physiotherapist and best friend Rhys Carter.