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James Haskell

James Haskell is a former rugby union player who played for Wasps RFC and Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership, and internationally for England. In August 2019 he announced he would become a professional mixed martial artist and is currently signed to Bellator MMA, where he is to compete in their Heavyweight division. In November 2019, it was announced that Haskell would be participating in the nineteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.


Faf de Klerk

François "Faf" de Klerk is a South African rugby union player. He plays as a scrum-half for Sale Sharks in the English Premiership and for the South Africa national team.


Duane Vermeulen

Daniel Johannes 'Duane' Vermeulen is a rugby union player for Kubota Spears in the Top League in Japan, having previously represented the Pumas, Free State Cheetahs and Western Province in South African domestic rugby, the Cheetahs and Stormers in Super Rugby and Toulon in the Top 14. His nickname is 'Thor' after the Nordic God of thunder.


Joe Marler

Joe Marler is an English professional rugby union player for Harlequins in the Gallagher Premiership playing primarily as a Prop.


Tendai Mtawarira

Tendai ‘Beast' Mtawarira is a Zimbabwean-born South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Sharks in Super Rugby and in the Currie Cup. Mtawarira, a prop, carries the nickname of "The Beast". Mtawarira was selected as part of the South African National Rugby Union team and made his debut playing against Wales in a test match on 14 June 2008. The following week, on 21 June 2008, Mtawarira scored a try against Italy as well as winning the 'Man of the Match' award. He is the most capped prop in South African history.


Thom Evans

Thom Evans is a former Scottish international rugby union player and model. He last played on the wing for Glasgow Warriors in the Celtic League. Evans' rugby career ended aged 24 on his tenth appearance for Scotland when he suffered a serious neck injury.


Gavin Henson

Gavin Lloyd Henson is a Welsh rugby union player who currently plays for Dragons in the Pro14. He attracted much media attention as part of a Wales national team which achieved Grand Slams in the Six Nations Championship in 2005 and 2008. He has also played for the British and Irish Lions, touring in 2005 to New Zealand but has never appeared at a World Cup.


Jonah Lomu

Jonah Tali Lomu was a New Zealand rugby union player. He became the youngest ever All Black when he played his first international in 1994 at the age of 19 years and 45 days. Playing on the wing Lomu finished his international career with 63 caps and 37 tries. He is regarded as the first true global superstar of rugby and consequently had a huge impact on the game. Lomu was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame on 9 October 2007, and the IRB Hall of Fame on 24 October 2011.


Cheslin Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with French Top 14 side Toulouse. His regular position is fullback.


Owen Farrell

Owen Andrew Farrell is an English professional rugby union player, currently playing for Premiership Rugby side Saracens. Farrell has played international rugby for England since 2012.


Ben Foden

Benjamin James "Ben" Foden is a rugby union player who plays for Northampton Saints and England. He plays at fullback or scrum-half, but can also operate on the wing. He scored his first try for England against France in the 2010 Six Nations.


Handré Pollard

Handré Pollard is a South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Bulls in Super Rugby. His regular position is fly-half or centre.


Anthony Foley

Anthony Gerard Foley was an Irish rugby union player and head coach of Munster. He was attached to the same squad during his professional playing career. He was a member of the Munster team that won the 2002–03 Celtic League and was the winning captain during their 2005–06 Heineken Cup success. Foley played for Ireland from 1995 until 2005 and captained the squad on three separate occasions.


Manu Tuilagi

Etuale Manusamoa 'Manu' Tuilagi is a rugby union player who currently plays for Leicester Tigers in the Premiership, and has played internationally for England and the British and Irish Lions.

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Dan Carter

Daniel William Carter is a New Zealand rugby union player.