Beyond The Pitch: Nine Rugby stars who've been in the military

Rugby Players Who Served Time in the Military

See which international Rugby stars came from a military background. 

1. Semesa Rokoduguni

The speedster served in the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. Fijian-born, he is the most successful military player in men’s rugby today. Despite operational commitments and a demanding job, he plays for Bath and has attained International status, having represented England since 2014.

2. Rob Wainwright

Wainwright managed to maintain a professional rugby career alongside his military life. Having been commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps as a doctor, he went on to achieve 37 caps for Scotland and also played for the British and Irish Lions.

3. Tim Rodber

Tim Rodber played for the British and Irish Lions as well as for England, earning 44 caps. Throughout his professional rugby career, he served in the army as a Captain in the Green Howards Regiment.