The Fastest Players in World Rugby

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The Fastest Players in World Rugby
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While Jamaica's Usain Bolt might tear up matters with relative ease on the Olympic track, there's a whole other dimension of speed demons in the world of rugby.

Taking players into account from both union and league, read on to find the quickest talents in the game.

In truth, it's just about impossible to ascertain exactly who the fastest rugby players are from the legions of rugby speedsters. Numerous variables exist including running with or without the ball, on or off grass as well as weather and condition factors.

Regardless, we've put the more recognisable (and some less so) faces into a top 10, with some attempt made at determining who would be fastest in the general sense, over both short distance and long.

It's also worth noting that any candidate must currently be playing for a professional team in order to be considered.

Feel we've made a glaring omission or disagree with the order of the players? Let us know in the forum below.

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