Ranking the top 5 fastest rugby players in the world - including two Lions | Ruck

Ranking the top 5 fastest rugby players in the world – including two Lions

These players have shown that they can hit top-gear when faced with beating defenders.

Rugby demands a lot of physical exertion on the field, which has given us enough glimpses of our favourite players spending hours in the gym and on the training field, improving the ability of their feet to take them past opponents.


Over the years, we have seen many players mesmerize crowds with their breathtaking pace, both with and without the ball. This has made them able to beat opponents in one-on-one situations.

Today, we at RUCK rank the 5 fastest rugby players in the world:

#5. ANTHONY WATSON – England – 11.2 SECONDS (100m)

Once ran a 100 metres in 11.2 seconds at a school sports day and his raw pace saw the 21-year-old have a trial for Premier League giants Chelsea. Helped England Under-20s beat Wales in the final of the 2013 Junior World Cup before making the step up to the Test side.

DID YOU KNOW? Watson played for England in the 2011 under 20s 6 Nations Championship at the age of 17

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