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Rugby world applaud NHS in ‘clap for our carers’ challenge

The British public has shown its support for National Health Service (NHS) workers and carers on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.

Thousands across the country clapped, cheered and even set off fireworks to show appreciation for healthcare workers at 20:00 GMT.

Here’s what rugby players have been saying:

Seven Rugby stars who are qualified doctors

There’s no question that earning a medical degree takes some smarts and these rugby stars certainly have that in abundance. 

1. Jannie du Plessis

He studied medicine at the University of the Free State and became a qualified doctor, making him one of the few players in the professional era of rugby union to have a career outside of the sport while playing professionally.