Top 10 Handsome Rugby Players to look for this Year

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We all know how rough and violent Rugby gets. Not to mention, players are frequently seen hurting themselves in this line of sport. However, have you ever wondered what the top handsome rugby players look like in this rough sport?

Worry not; in today’s article, we will focus on that. We have listed the top handsome rugby players along with their achievements. Read the article through because these athletes’ stories are fascinating.

Brice Dulin.
Brice Dulin. (Source: Wikimedia)

Besides, given the looks, these athletes are just as good in sports.

Top 10 Handsome Rugby Players to look for this Year

Athletes are handsome and beautiful in their way; this ranking is just a belief, not a fact. So, please don’t take it seriously.

Rank Name of the Players Country
1 Dan Carter New Zealand
2 Tommy Bowe Ireland
3 Jamie Roberts United Kingdom
4 Craig Wing Australia
5 Cam Dolan USA
6 Matthew Morgan United Kingdom
7 Jared Payne New Zealand
8 Brice Dulin France
9 Anthony Watson England
10 Jordi Murphy Ireland


10. Jordi Murphy

Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight: 106 kg (234 lb)

At number 10, we have Jordi Murphy, an international Irish rugby player who is not only known for his looks but also his skills.

Jordi Murphy With His Dog
Jordi Murphy With His Dog (Source: Instagram)

Moreover, this talented athlete plays for the provincial and Pro12 League. Born to Irish parents, Murphy got his name after Catalonia’s patron saint St. Jordi. This was because the next day of his birth was the festival of St Jordi.

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Similarly, Murphy completed his business studies at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Furthermore, he received the 2009’s Blackrock sports personality of the year award from Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll.

The Murphy family was blessed by the birth of a beautiful baby girl on December 11th, 2020.

9. Anthony Watson

Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight: 93 kg (205 lb)

Anthony Watson’s name won’t come last for the top handsome rugby players. Ranked 9th, this talented English rugby player is known to impress the crowds with his skills and looks.

Anthony Kenneth Chisom Watson From Leicester Tigers
Anthony Kenneth Chisom Watson From Leicester Tigers (Source: Instagram)

To clarify, Watson plays Wing for Bath Rugby in the English Premiership. Not to forget, in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final, he scored over 50 caps.

He toured with the British & Irish Lions in the 2017 and 2021 seasons.

Talking about his college days, he completed his college at St George’s College. He was the vice-captain of his college rugby team, playing as a fullback.

Moving on to his rookie years, he made his first debuted match against Newcastle Falcons, where he instantly became the youngest player to appear for his first club.

8. Brice Dulin

Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9 ΒΌ in)
Weight: 82 kg (180 lb)

At number 7 on the list as one of the top handsome rugby players in the world, Brice Dulin is a star when it comesFullbacks with talents.

Brice Dulin With His Dog
Brice Dulin With His Dog (Source: Instagram)

The attractive French rugby union player is known for his awesome playstyle as a Fullback. Currently, Dulin is playing for the Racing Metro 92.

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To clarify, Dulin started his professional career at SU Agen. He made his professional debut in 2009. Whereas, for his country, he made his debut on the 2012 tour of Argentina.

7. Jared Payne

Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight: 95 kg (209 lb)

We have Jared Payne as the second New Zealand athlete in today’s listing. He is the 8th-ranking athlete among the top handsome rugby players in the world.

Jared Payne From Irish National Team
Jared Payne From Irish National Team (Source: The Guardian)

Moving on to his professional career, Payne plays for the Ireland National team and Ulster.

Until now, Payne has played as a Fullback, Centre, and Wing. Talented, isn’t he?

In addition, Payne joined Ulster on a three-year contract during the 2011-2012 season. Before this, he used to play for the Auckland Blues.

Currently, he plays at the U21 and 7s levels representing New Zealand. Similarly, before moving to the Crusaders in 2009, Payne used to play for the Chiefs.

6. Matthew Morgan

Height: 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight: 78 kg (172 lb)

Matthew Morgan ranked 6th on today’s top handsome rugby players list. The English rugby union player plays as a fullback for the Cardiff Blues.

Matthew Morgan from Cardiff Rugby Team
Matthew Morgan from Cardiff Rugby Team (Source: Cardiff Rugby)

Similarly, this talented athlete has played in famous clubs like Swansea RFC, Bridge Athletic RFC, and the Ospreys regional team.

Despite Morgan’s outstanding performance in the RFU Championship in the 2014-2015 season, he joined the Bristol rugby on May 5th, the same season (2014).

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Known as the Green King IPA Championship Player of the Year, Morgan was the player everybody rooted for during the 2014-2015 season.

Unfortunately, Morgan had different plans, as he decided to come back to Wales and sign for Cardiff Blues. He said he wanted to give more time to the Wales national team.

5. Cam Dolan

Height: 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight: 115 kg (254 lb)

Cam Dolan is an American rugby union player known for playing the Number 8 position.

Cam Dolan From NOLA Gold
Cam Dolan From NOLA Gold (Source: Instagram)

But, aside from his number 8 position, he has the number 5th position in the top handsome rugby players list.

Dolan has been playing in the Major League Rugby for the NOLA Gold since 2018. Adding to the rarity, Dolan is among the few American players who professionally play Rugby outside the states.

Besides these, Dolan is a handsome athlete with fans from all over the world. You can frequently see fans cheering for him in the stadium in every rugby match.

4. Craig Wing

Height: 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight: 89 kg (14 st 0 lb)

Craig Wing is the only Australian-born Japanese rugby player on today’s list. Deserving the 4th spot, this talented athlete is among the most handsome players to walk the field.

Craig Wing, Sydney, Australia
Craig Wing, Sydney, Australia. (Source: Instagram)

Currently playing on behalf of the Japanese International side, he plays his matches and training in Japan.

Besides, this talented player started his professional career playing for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League. During that time, Wing represented Australia in international games and New South Wales in the State of Origin.

3. Jamie Roberts

Height: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight: 110 kg (243 lb)

Jamie Roberts is the third-ranking athlete from the top handsome rugby players list.

Jamie Roberts
Jamie Roberts. (Source: Wikimedia)

This attractive, muscular Welsh rugby player is not only one of the best-looking players but also among the highest-paid rugby players in the world.

Likewise, Roberts has been representing Wales and the English people since 2008. Similarly, on their tours to South Africa and Australia, he played on behalf of the Irish Lions.

However, in 2015, he joined Harlequins FC for the center position. Not to forget, Roberts is also a certified doctor pursuing MPhil in life science at Queens College.

2. Tommy Bowe

Height: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight: 110 kg (243 lb)

From County Monaghan, Ireland, Tommy Bowe is the second Irish rugby player on today’s list.

Tommy Bowe On King XV Clothing
Tommy Bowe On King XV Clothing (Source: Instagram)

Apart from this, he is the second-ranking best-looking athlete in the world.

Moreover, Bowe plays as a winger for the British and Irish Lions and Ulster. He joined Ulster during the 2012-2013 season after spending four years with Ospreys.

Plus, Bowe used to play as a provincial fullback during his school days. He later changed his position to Wing on the Ireland U-21s.

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Similarly, Bowe represented Ireland throughout 2010 and was selected for the 2011 Six Nations Championship in the Ireland squad. Here, he scored the opening try of Ireland’s demolition of a Grand Slam.

1. Dan Carter

Height: 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight: 94 kg (207 lb)

This name doesn’t need an introduction to the best-looking rugby athlete in the world. Dan Carter is ranked number one in the top handsome rugby players list among the best of the best.

Dan Carter, 2011. (Source: Wikimedia)

Being of New Zealand descent, this talented athlete plays for racing 92 and New Zealand’s national rugby team.

Not to mention, his scores in test matches are considered the most remarkable ever first-five eighth (fly-half) in the history of the sport. Besides, Carter was named the International Rugby Board Player of the Year thrice (2005, 2012, and 2015).

Moreover, he has won four Super Rugby titles playing for the Crusaders following six Tri-Nations titles with the All Blacks.

Similarly, Carter released his first autobiography named Dan Carter in 2015.


These athletes mentioned above prove that even in this violent rough sport, athletes who look attractive and play well simultaneously exist.

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I hope this article provided you with much interesting information about these athletes.

Also, did you find your favorite one from the players mentioned above? If yes, then please do mention it in the comment section.

Also, if you have suggestions regarding our future articles, please feel free to suggest them; we are open to suggestions.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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