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Rio Dyer try: Wales winger has dream debut as he scores against All Blacks

The standout moment for Wales fans today was the Rio Dyer try as the debutant carved his way through the All Blacks for a stunning first international score.

Rio Dyer try:

Ranking the top 5 fastest rugby union players in the world

The fastest rugby union players have shown that they can hit top-gear when faced with beating their man with the ball in hand.

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. 

American Carlin Isles carries the tag of rugby’s fastest man, but he only plays sevens. He has previously recorded a top speed of 11.5m/s (25.7mph) and has a 100m PB of 10.15 seconds.

For context, Usain Bolt reached a maximum speed of 12.4 metres per second when setting the 100m world record of 9.58 seconds in 2009.

Today, we at RUCK take a look at the five fastest rugby union players:


5. Rieko Ioane (All Blacks) – 10.69 metres per second

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – SEPTEMBER 30: Sonny Bill Williams and Rieko Ioane of New Zealand celebrate with the trophy after winning a match between New Zealand and Argentina as part of Rugby Championship 2017 at Jose Amalfitani Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images)

4. Kieran Marmion (Ireland) – 10.7 metres per second