The stories behind 23 of the strangest rugby player nicknames revealed. Find out why they get called these sometimes rude nicknames.
Strangest rugby player nicknames:
1. Billy Bumface – Will Carling
It was his distinctive chiselled chin that saw former England captain Will Carling so dubbed by his team-mates. He’s been called a few other things over the years as well!
2. Sanjay – Liam Williams
It was while he was on holiday in Greece as a small boy that another British family reckoned the Saracens-bound star looked like Sanjay Kapoor, the former market trader from Eastenders! The name stuck.
3. Honey-Badger – Nick Cummins
This was the nickname bestowed on larger-than-life Wallaby winger Nick Cummins after he drew inspiration from the fierce nature of the animal and attempted to think like it in defence.