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The Stereotypical Rugby Player From Every Tier One Nation

Rugby Union is very rich in hoary old stereotypes. Following the November series, here is a quick run-down of the stereotypical player from every rugby nation.


Stereotypical Player: A supremely talented ball player and a convert from rugby league. He gives off a laid-back vibe when losing and a cocky vibe when winning.

Position: Back-three

After he retires:  Becomes a z-list celebrity. Makes a cameo appearance on Neighbours and appears on the Australian version of Strictly Come Dancing. Slags off England (or the Poms as he ‘hilariously’ calls them) any chance he gets in the newspapers.


Stereotypical player: A player who spends most of his time fending off love letters from George Hook and other counter-intuitive pundits. He emits an Italian player’s underdog charm but boasts far superior skill.

Position: Out-half

After he retires: Remains in France.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 25: Nicolas Sanchez of Argentina kicks at goal during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 25, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)