Photos of 12 famous rugby players when they were young

From being innocent young achievers to global icons, these rugby players have come a long way, and they hardly look the same with age, fame and money taking a toll on them over the years.

It is highly possible that it would be hard for you or me or anyone to recognise them from their old photos.

In this slideshow, we dig up some very old archived photos of rugby players when they were young:

1. Shane Williams

2. Jonny Wilkinson

Having scored the winning drop goal in England’s Rugby World Cup triumph of 2003, this boy went on to attract millions more admirers than the sofa he’s on did…

3. David Pocock

This back-rower has always been a scavenger…