WATCH | When Richard Hill absolutely destroyed Tana Umaga

England flanker Richard Hill puts in a big hit on New Zealand centre Tana Umaga during the match at Twickenham in November 2002.

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RANKED | The 10 fastest players in the Premiership

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…

10. Semi Radradra (Bristol Bears) – 19.08mph


9. Gabriel Ibitoye (Harlequins) – 19.12mph


8. Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby) – 19.95mph

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