Speed is key in modern rugby. Whether it be defenders recovering to win a last-ditch tackle or attackers hitting teams on the counter, we are constantly told that ‘there is no substitute for pace’.
Check out the top five from the Gallagher Premiership below…
5. CHARLES PIUTAU (BRISTOL BEARS) – 11.7 SECONDS (100M)
The highest paid player in the Gallagher Premiership, the speedster has been with the Bears since 2018. The 16-cap All Black signed a two-year extension at the club in December 2019 and has dazzled the crowds at Ashton Gate again this season.