5 Premier League stars that would make great wingers in Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is in full swing and, excluding England’s collapse, we’re enjoying a very exciting tournament on home soil.

The world’s best made the trip to our great shores for the tournament, which has already thrown up numerous surprises as Japan stunned South Africa and England are on the brink of an early exit from the tournament after losing their first two games (sounds like Arsenal in the Champions League).

For footballers, the career in the limelight is short but sweet. Rugby players, on the other hand, go out and get wrecked, get in fights and it barely makes the back pages. Meanwhile, Diego Costa coughs on an opponent and the media is uproar.

It’s because of this that we started to think about footballers playing rugby and who would actually be good at it? Picking a position to focus on was tough, as footballers are a bunch of pansies whereas rugby players are brutes, but we eventually decided on wingers.

According to our idiots guide to rugby, a winger ‘needs good handling, running and defensive skills’. So, here’s our lot to make the switch in sports.

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Click the image below to see the five footballers best suited to being a rugby winger!

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