Who are the fastest rugby players in the world today? Pace has different benefits for rugby players operating in different positions.
It is a facet that comes extremely handy during tracking back to defend. from fullback while it can be a deadly weapon that can help a winger beat a man to dive over for a try.
Fastest Rugby Players In The World Today (2020 Edition)
1. JONNY MAY – England
The speedster clocked 10.71 for the 100 metres. With a strong argument to be England’s quickest wide man ever, May is gradually improving his finishing prowess and is now arguably the first name on the teamsheet for head coach Eddie Jones.
2. STUART HOGG – Scotland
Hogg broke Glasgow’s club record by hitting a top speed of 36.8kmh (just under 23mph) in training. In contrast, the Greater Roadrunner bird can only hit 20mph, while, back in the human realm, the top speed ever clocked by Usain Bolt was 27.8mph in the Berlin World Championships of 2009 when he set the still-standing 100m record of 9.58 seconds.