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“Major blow” – 5 players who WON’T be in England’s 2024 Six Nations squad

#5. Jack Nowell

Known for his dominant runs, impressive defensive skills, and prolific try-scoring performances, Jack Nowell became an emblem of English rugby throughout his tenure with the national team. However, with his current stint playing for La Rochelle in France, Nowell is ineligible to represent England in the foreseeable future.

Jack Nowell of Exeter Chiefs during the Gallagher Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Gloucester Rugby at Sandy Park, Exeter on 28th January 2023. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Can You Name the 20 Rugby Players with these Famous Nicknames?

Some of the best nicknames in the sporting world can be found in rugby. From creative, to simple to out right harsh, once rugby players get coined a nickname it is more often than not theres for life. Nicknames can be generated by a player’s teammates, or the imaginative minds of the fans that pack in the stadiums week after week.

Regardless of where the nickname came from, once it starts circulating throughout the media it is very hard to shake. Most rugby players embrace their nicknames, however others may wish that their teammates hadn’t been so quick witted with the monickers.

Ellis Genge of England on the break during the Six Nations Championship, Calcutta Cup match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on February 4th 2023. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

We’ve put together the ultimate quiz of rugby nicknames, and challenge you to name the rugby player behind these 20 sobriquets. You have five minutes, and your time starts now, Good luck!