RANKED | Top 20 wastes of talent in rugby history - Page 2 of 3 - Ruck

RANKED | Top 20 wastes of talent in rugby history

7. Zac Guildford (New Zealand)

For all the early promise and grand predictions, Guildford delivered four good seasons – 2009-2012 – before his addictions became unmanageable. He won 11 test caps when he was probably, with his given talent, good enough to win 50.

6. Bert Solomon (Redruth & Cornwall)

He was a member of the Cornwall rugby union team, which on 26 October 1908 won the Olympic silver medal for Great Britain. He also played for Cornwall in the Championship final match against Durham, at Redruth, in 1908 and was capped by England against Wales in 1910, the first year Twickenham opened. A special play who won just one cap.

5. James Simpson Daniel (Gloucester & England)

Sinbad was always a fan favourite and narrowly missed out on selection for the 2003 World Cup, despite being involved in the all-conquering England team of the 2002 Autumn Internationals.

Although heralded as a potential world-class wing, injury constantly blighted his career and numerous England head coaches looked to other options ahead of him. He ended his career with a pitiful 10 caps.

4. Schalk Brits (Saracens & South Africa)

Despite being part of the 2019 Rugby World Cup triumph, the hooker made just three test match starts for the Springboks. This is simply not acceptable for without a doubt the best overseas player to star in the Premiership.