Famous British Rugby Players

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 1 
Jonny Wilkinson
(Rugby union player)
Jonny Wilkinson
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Birthdate: May 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frimley
 2 
Martin Bayfield
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Birthdate: December 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
 3 
Sam Burgess
(Former Rugby League Footballer Who Played as a Loose Forward, Prop or Second-Row Forward)
Sam Burgess
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Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England
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 4 
Ben Cohen
(Rugby Player)
Ben Cohen
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Birthdate: September 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northampton, England
 5 
Paddy Mayne
(British Army Officer and Rugby Union Player)
Paddy Mayne
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Birthdate: January 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newtownards, County Down, Ireland
Died: December 14, 1955

Paddy Mayne was not just a British Army lieutenant colonel but also a legendary rugby player who had represented both Ireland and the British Lions. He was also known for his reckless behavior, including his drunken brawls. He was part of a huge debate after being denied the Victoria Cross.

 6 
Will Carling
(Rugby player)
Will Carling
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Birthdate: December 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
 7 
Christian Wade
(Rugby union player)
Christian Wade
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Birthdate: May 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Slough, England
 8 
James Haskell
(Rugby Player)
James Haskell
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Birthdate: April 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Windsor, England
 9 
Bill Beaumont
(Former rugby union player, and was captain of the England rugby union team)
Bill Beaumont
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Birthdate: March 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chorley, Lancashire, England

Bill Beaumont is a former rugby player who was the captain of the England rugby union team. He played as a lock and earned 34 caps, then a record for a lock. The unexpected 1980 Grand Slam achieved by his team under his captaincy is considered the highest point in his career. He is currently the chairman of World Rugby.   

 10 
Joe Cokanasiga
(Rugby union Winger)
Joe Cokanasiga
1
Birthdate: November 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suva, Fiji
 11 
Jason Robinson
(rugby league player, rugby union player)
Jason Robinson
3
Birthdate: July 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeds
 12 
Manu Tuilagi
(Rugby union player centre position)
Manu Tuilagi
3
Birthdate: May 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fogapoa, Savai'i, Samoa
 13 
Paul Sampson
(Rugby Union and Rugby League Player Who Played At Wing or Full-Back)
Paul Sampson
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Birthdate: July 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Keighley, Yorkshire, England

Paul Sampson is an English rugby union and rugby league player. He became interested in different sports as a child and won the England Schools 100 meters title in 1996. He soon joined the England rugby squad while still a school student and won his first England cap against South Africa in 1998. Rugby player, Dean Sampson, is his cousin.  

 14 
Phil Vickery
(Former British Rugby Union Player)
Phil Vickery
2
Birthdate: March 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Barnstaple, Devon, England

Phil Vickery is a former English rugby union player and member of the England squad. He played as a tighthead prop and was a member of England's World Cup-winning squad in 2003. After suffering from several neck injuries, he was forced to retire from rugby in 2010. In 2015, he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire. 

 15 
Christian Scotland-Williamson
(American Football player)
Christian Scotland-Williamson
2
Birthdate: July 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Waltham Forest, England
 16 
Adam Fogerty
(Actor, Boxer)
Adam Fogerty
0
Birthdate: March 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Halifax, England, United Kingdom
 17 
David Storey
(Playwright)
David Storey
2
Birthdate: July 13, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wakefield, England
Died: March 27, 2017
 18 
Semesa Rokoduguni
(Rugby union player as centre, wing position)
Semesa Rokoduguni
1
Birthdate: August 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nausori, Fiji
 19 
Gary Mason
(Boxer, Rugby league player)
Gary Mason
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Birthdate: December 15, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jamaica
Died: January 6, 2011

Jamaican-born British boxer Gary Mason had a 10-year career, with only 1 loss. The heavyweight boxer had a short rugby career too and was also interested in soccer. He died in a tragic crash with a van while cycling in a south London at age 48.

 20 
Matt Banahan
(Former Rugby union wing and centre)
Matt Banahan
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Birthdate: December 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St Helier, Jersey
 21 
Alex Gray
(Football player)
Alex Gray
2
Birthdate: May 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bishop Auckland, England
 22 
Josh Matavesi
(Rugby union player as fly-half, centre, fullback position)
Josh Matavesi
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Birthdate: October 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camborne, England, United Kingdom
 23 
Tony Lewis
(Cricketer, Rugby union player)
Tony Lewis
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Birthdate: July 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
 24 
Tyrese Johnson-Fisher
(American Football Running Back and Former Professional Rugby Player )
Tyrese Johnson-Fisher
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Birthdate: September 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Rugby player Tyrese Johnson-Fisher was 15 when he became an overnight sensation after a video of him playing for Oakham School became viral. The Coastal Carolina football scholar was also the first non-American to be invited to the All-American game for hopefuls in American football, although he never played the game.

 25 
Cliff Morgan
(Rugby player)
Cliff Morgan
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Birthdate: April 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trebanog, United Kingdom
Died: August 29, 2013
 26 
Sam Matavesi
(Rugby union player as hooker)
Sam Matavesi
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Birthdate: January 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Camborne, England, United Kingdom
 27 
Austin Matthews
(Cricketer, Table tennis player)
Austin Matthews
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Birthdate: May 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Penarth, Wales
Died: July 29, 1977
 28 
Kruise Leeming
(Rugby league player as hooker position)
Kruise Leeming
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Birthdate: September 7, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lobamba, Swaziland
 29 
Kapeli Pifeleti
(Rugby union hooker, prop position)
Kapeli Pifeleti
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Birthdate: September 1, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tongatapu, Tonga
Wavell Wakefield, 1st Baron Wakefield of Kendal
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Birthdate: March 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beckenham, England
Died: August 12, 1983
 31 
Dickie Jeeps
(Rugby union player)
Dickie Jeeps
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Birthdate: November 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chesterton, England
Died: October 8, 2016
 32 
Mick Sullivan
(Rugby League Footballer)
Mick Sullivan
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Birthdate: January 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pudsey, England
Died: April 5, 2016
 33 
Clem Thomas
(Rugby player)
Clem Thomas
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Birthdate: January 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Died: September 5, 1996
 34 
Peter Howard
(Journalist, Rugby union player)
Peter Howard
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Birthdate: December 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
Died: February 25, 1965
 35 
Kenneth Gee
(Rugby League Footballer)
Kenneth Gee
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Birthdate: September 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wigan, England
Died: April 17, 1989
 36 
Alan Rotherham
(Rugby Union Player)
Alan Rotherham
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Birthdate: July 31, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coventry, England
Died: August 30, 1898
 37 
Gwyn Nicholls
(Rugby Union Player)
Gwyn Nicholls
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Birthdate: July 15, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Westbury-on-Severn, England
Died: March 24, 1939
 38 
Harold Wagstaff
(Rugby Player)
Harold Wagstaff
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Birthdate: May 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: July 19, 1939
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Ronald Lagden
(Cricketer All-rounder)
Ronald Lagden
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Birthdate: November 21, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maseru, Basutoland
Died: March 1, 1915
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Henry Vassall
(Rugby player)
Henry Vassall
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Birthdate: October 22, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tadcaster, England
Died: January 5, 1925