Famous Rugby Players from England

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List of notable or famous rugby players from England, with bios and photos, including the top rugby players born in England and even some popular rugby players who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English rugby players then this list is the perfect resource for you. These rugby players are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known rugby player from England is included when available.

People on this list include Nic Stirzaker and Rodney Williams.

This historic rugby players from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English rugby players of note?" and "Who are the most famous rugby players from England?" These prominent rugby players of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English rugby players.

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    Austin Healey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rugby Players from England
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    Austin Sean Healey is a former English rugby union player, who played as a utility back for Leicester Tigers, and has represented the England national rugby union team and the British and Irish Lions. He has 51 England caps and 2 Lions caps. He has played for England at scrum half, fly-half, fullback ...more

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    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Wallasey, England
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Cameron Shepherd is an Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays for the Western Force in the international Super Rugby competition. His usual position is at fullback or wing. more

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    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: Windsor, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Francis Edward Cotton is a former rugby union prop forward who played for England and the British Lions. His clubs included Coventry R.F.C. and Sale. After retiring, he remained in rugby administration and founded a clothing company. In July 2007, Cotton returned to his former club Sale as a member of ...more

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    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Wigan, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Gareth Ellis is an English professional rugby league footballer for Hull FC in the English Super League. He has represented at international level for Great Britain and England and primarily plays in the back row. Ellis previously played in the European Super League competition for Leeds Rhinos and ...more

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    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Castleford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Gareth Widdop

    Gareth Widdop is an English professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for Australian club St. George Illawarra Dragons of the National Rugby League. An England national representative utility back, he previously played for the Melbourne Storm, with whom he won the 2012 NRL Premiership.more

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    • Age: 26
    • Birthplace: Halifax, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    George Burgess is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Rugby Players from England
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    George Burgess is an English professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the National Rugby League. An England national representative forward, he has played his entire career to date for the Rabbitohs, alongside his older brother Sam Burgess with whom he ...more

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    • Age: 23
    • Birthplace: Dewsbury, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    Jack Reed is an English-Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Brisbane Broncos of the NRL. An England international representative centre three-quarter back, He has played his entire NRL career to date with the Broncos, having previously played in the Queensland Cup. more

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    • Age: 27
    • Birthplace: Silsden, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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    James Davey

    James Davey is an English rugby league footballer, playing at club level for Sheffield Eagles as a Hooker. He made his first team d├ębut for Wakefield in 2009's Super League XIV, coming off the bench in the round-4 31-18 loss away to Hull Kingston Rovers. more

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    • Age: 26
    • Birthplace: England
    • Profession: Rugby Player
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