It’s not a common occurrence but these five rugby players will likely put rugby behind them entirely when they retire and enter a completely new profession.
#1. Finn Russell (Scotland) – Stonemason
After secondary school, the Scotland star pursued an apprenticeship for three years as a stonemason, in a business owned by a family friend, whilst his rugby developed. Pocketing £300 per week, supplemented by £50 in his hand from Falkirk Rugby Club, Russell is now one of the pre-eminent stand-offs in world rugby and certainly one of the most exciting. However, during an interview with Prime Video he revealed he plans on returning to the trade once he hangs up his boots.