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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 and wing, and has often been used as a replacement because of his versatility. He is a famously competitive and "outspoken" character, gaining the nickname "The Leicester Lip". In 2008, he took part in Strictly Come Dancing which started on 20 September. He made it to the quarter-finals, with dance partner Erin Boag. Healey revealed on Strictly Come Dancing that he has four daughters; Ellie-Mae ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 44

Birthplace: Wallasey, United Kingdom

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 33

Birthplace: Windsor, United Kingdom

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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 the club's board. Cotton was born in Wigan, Lancashire and went to Loughborough University to study physical education. Cotton was ahead of his time in terms of physical preparation. It was during these years that Cotton would win the Glengarth Sevens at Davenport Rugby Club along with Steve Smith and Clive Rees. Cotton made his England debut against Scotland in 1971, and played for them 31 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Wigan, United Kingdom

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Gareth Ellis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rugby Players from England
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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 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 36

Birthplace: Castleford, United Kingdom

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