Six Nations 2015: 12 Rugby Players That Have Caught Our Eye…

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  • We're in the middle of the Six Nations 2015 and we're thoroughly enjoying all the rugger bugger action. Here are 12 reasons why...

    We’re in the middle of the Six Nations 2015 and we’re thoroughly enjoying all the rugger bugger action. Here are 12 reasons why…

    1. Danny Cipriani
    Vital stats: Height: 1.83m (6′ 0″). Weight: 89 kg (14st)
    You might be interested to know that…
    He auditioned to be a topless dancer on MTV show My Sweet 16, when he was a wee teen, but was rejected for being too skinny. Bet they’re kicking themselves now. Oh, and he once dated Kelly Brook and Katie Price, but you probably knew that, didn’t you?

    Leigh Halfpenny
    Vital stats: Height: 1.78 m (5′ 10″). Weight: 83 kg (13st 1lb)
    You might be interested to know that… His girlfriend, graduate Jess Tumelty, gets a lot of attention from the Welsh press, with one particular media outlet from her homeland dedicating an entire article to her Instagram photos.

    Chris Robshaw
    Vital stats: Height: 1.88m (6′ 2″). Weight: 112 kg (17st 8lb)
    You might be interested to know that… In September 2013, Robshaw opened Black, White and Red, a coffee and wine shop in Winchester with his school friend, Kevin Latouf. As retirment plans go, it’s a good one.

    Jim Hamilton
    Vital stats:
    Height: 2.03m (6′ 8″). Weight: 126kg (19st 11lb)
    You might be interested to know that… JK Rowling mentioned Hamilton in a tongue-in-cheek story about the Scottish rugby squad, saying he had a ‘strong resemblance’ to Harry Potter wizard bloke Hagrid. Hagrid wishes.

    Teddy Thomas
    Vital stats: Height: 1.85m (6′ 1″). Weight: 90kg (14st 2lb)
    You might be interested to know that… This French rugby sensation is a lover of all things American – from rap to NBA. That probably explains his nickname, The American, then.

    Mike Phillips
    Vital stats: Height: 1.91m (6′ 3″). Weight:103kg (16st 3lb)
    You might be interested to know that… He once dated Duffy. In a separate note: where is Duffy now?

    Christian Day
    Vital stats: 1.96m (6′ 5″). Weight:116kg (18st 3lb)
    You might be interested to know that… He describes himself as a ‘wannabe Masterchef’ and a ‘frustrated golfer.’ A killer combo, if you ask us.

    Gordon D’Arcy
    Vital stats: 1.80m (5′ 11″). Weight: 88kg (13st 12lb)
    You might be interested to know that… He owns a Pilates studio, called Form School, with his gorgeous model wife Aoife D’Arcy.

    Sean Lamont
    Vital stats: Height: 1.88m (6′ 2″). Weight: 95 kg (14st 13lb)
    You might be interested to know that… He posed full frontal naked for the 2007 edition of French rugby calendar Dieux du Stade. A quick Google image search will bring up everything you need to see on that front…

    Tommy Bowe
    Vital stats: Height: 1.91m (6′ 3″). Weight: 92kg (14st 6lb)
    You might be interested to know that… He’s engaged to former Miss Wales, Lucy Whitehouse. Lucky him.

    Luke McLean
    Vital stats: Height:1.93m (6′ 4″). Weight: 85kg (13st 5lb)
    You might be interested to know that… despite that Italian-sounding name (…LOL) Luke was born and raised in Australia.

    Wesley Fofana
    Vital stats: Height: 1.78m (5′ 10″). Weight: 88 kg (13st 12lb)
    You might be interested to know that… He’s known as ‘Le Guépard’ (The Cheetah) because he’s a speedy so-and-so.

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