7) Lesley Vainikolo
Shontayne Hape’s partner in crime at Bradford, ‘The Volcano’ enjoyed a remarkable spell with the Bulls, scoring 149 tries in 152 appearances for the West Yorkshire side before moving to Gloucester in 2007.
His Rugby Union career could barely have got off to a better start as he scored five tries against Leeds Carnegie on his debut. With an almost unstoppable combination of speed and strength to carry his 18 stone frame, the winger’s style of play soon earned admirers. Though age robbed him of some of his best attributes, 180 points in 87 games for the Kingsholm side was seen as a success.