Eddie Jones has named a very exciting 2021 Six Nations squad, but who is England’s fastest rugby player?
It’s a topic often discussed throughout the rugby community, and given the call-up of a few new stars, it’s interesting to look at who is faster. As the sports cliché goes, there’s no substitute for speed.
Rugby has had its fair share of flyers down the years; be it former Olympic hurdler Nigel Walker speeding down the wing for Wales in the 1990s, Springbok Bryan Habana in the noughties, or more recently
The following times are the best recorded times for the 100m for each respective England player. Think of it like the results from an Olympic race…
England’s fastest rugby player:
4. Anthony Watson (Bath) – 11.1 seconds
A top British athletics coach, Jonas Dodoo, has stated that he would love to see what Watson could do if he swapped the green fields of Twickenham for the athletics track.