Childhood is perhaps the most special time in a person’s life. No matter the amount of atrocity one has to face during their early years, childhood is the only period in one’s life where the innocence of a person seeps out endlessly.
After that, we grow up and life seems to turn complicated. It is almost as if you were drawing a straight line, but by the time you grow up and look back, you have actually created a complex maze that you can’t seem to find your way out of.
For some adults, rugby is one of the mediums that flashes out the rawest of emotions in a person. Despite the intricacy of growing up, rugby allows us to escape the maze temporarily and become naïve like children once again.
So what do we get when we mash up rugby and childhood? Adorable pictures of our favourite players, of course! Since there are so many footballers, there will be a series of articles on revealing the unlimited cuteness of footballers when they were kids.
And here are 10 rugby players for part one of rugby stars and their childhood pictures.
1. Jonny Wilkinson
Perhaps the greatest fly-half in the modern era, Wilkinson was not only a great player, but also a loyalist, playing for just two clubs, Newcastle and Toulon, during his incredible career.
2. David Pocock
What do you envisage when you hear the name of Pocock? A tough-tackling flanker who scavenges the ball from every ruck? Yes, you are definitely right if this what comes to your head. Even as a child, you could see his love for the scavenge.