Joe Marler named ‘rugby’s sexiest male’ beating Conor Murray and Leigh Halfpenny - Ruck

Joe Marler named ‘rugby’s sexiest male’ beating Conor Murray and Leigh Halfpenny

The England and Harlequins star was a surprising pick in a poll that was reportedly voted for by 1,000 rugby fans on which rugby stars take their fancy.

Join the RUCK’s WhatsApp community here  and get the latest news sent straight to your messages.

Fans of powerhouse prop Joe Marler, who even has a Facebook unofficial fan group with over 3,000 members, clearly hijacked the vote to ensure the 31-year-old nabbed top spot.

Many were far more taken with the players than the game, so much so that asked audiences from around the world to vote for their favourite rugby hotties.

See below for their full list of hunky rugby players:

  1. Joe Marler (England)
  2. George Ford (England)
  3. Romain Ntamack (France)
  4. Damian De Allende (South Africa)
  5. Handre Pollard (South Africa)
  6. Owen Farrell (England)
  7. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)
  8. Chris Harris (Scotland)
  9. Jayden Hayward (Italy)
  10. Giorgi Kveseladze (Georgia)
  11. Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)
  12. Siya Kolisi (South Africa)
  13. Manu Tuilagi (England)
  14. Conor Murray (Ireland)
  15. Duhan van der Merwe (Scotland)
  16. Ardie Savea (New Zealand)
  17. Anthony Watson (England)
  18. Henry Slade (England)
  19. Caelan Doris (Ireland)
  20. Dan Cole (England)

“Role models” – Five inspiring Red Roses you need to follow on Instagram

From motivating moms to fitness enthusiasts, these stars are sure to inspire.


Given Holly’s familial background with her father Ian being a former England U20 and Saxons player as well as Waterloo’s director of rugby, it made perfect sense for her to pursue rugby.

Aitchison herself boasts an impressive resume, having represented England in various capacities, including age-grade levels, the HSBC World Sevens Series, and even at the Olympic Games for Team GB.

Joining Saracens in 2020 marked the beginning of her remarkable journey, highlighted by scoring a try during her England 15s debut in 2021. This momentum carried her to the starting lineup for the 2021 Rugby World Cup final and secured her a spot in Simon Middleton’s Six Nations squad in 2023.

Demonstrating her prowess, she played a pivotal role in the Red Roses’ victorious campaign at the inaugural WXV1 tournament in New Zealand. Now, Holly’s achievements continue to flourish as she recently earned a place in John Mitchell’s squad for the 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations.

Follow her on Instagram here.