England have three players of the fastest rugby players in the top five – the most of any nation competing in the 2021 Six Nations.
Here are the 2021 Six Nations 5 fastest rugby players, in reverse order.
Fastest rugby players
5. STUART HOGG – SCOTLAND – 11.6 SECONDS (100M)
Hogg broke Glasgow’s club record by hitting a top speed of 36.8kmh (just under 23mph) in training. In contrast, the Greater Roadrunner bird can only hit 20mph, while, back in the human realm, the top speed ever clocked by Usain Bolt was 27.8mph in the Berlin World Championships of 2009 when he set the still-standing 100m record of 9.58 seconds.
DID YOU KNOW? His father, John, played as a championship winning full-back for Hawick before becoming a rugby referee and his brother, Graham, played for Scotland 7s in the IRB Sevens World Series as well as representing Scotland at three different age grades