One of the questions everyone wonder who is the fastest in the world of rugby? From legends like Lomu to todays Habana.
Who is the worlds the fastest,listed is each players time and there source. Lets get to the bottom of this popular question!
Note: Most of the times are not recorded recently which makes who is the fastest a large speculation game. There is more to rugby then just speed like acceleration, balance, vision, anticipation, instincts, endurance, psychology and many other elements.
#1 Fastest Rugby Player Toderai Chavanga
10.27 seconds 100m
400m Zimbabwe previous record holder.
Team: Springboks, South Africa
During the Super 14 last year i remember him out-pacing Rococoko and in the video Sivavatu gives up! Hope to see more of this guy, he still has along way to go to prove himself but holds great promise.
- Sivavatu giving up, quite unbelievable. Sivavatu is as fast or if not faster then Rokocoko
- 6 try Debut for the springboks tho against Uruguay.
#2nd Fastest Rupeni Caucau (2nd Best Wing) FIJI
Time is unknown but he is the fastest person my eyes have seen on the rugby field. Speed wasn’t his only attribute he showed up world class player and running through whole team like no one else. I rate Caucau the best winger better then Lomu its too bad we never saw his full potential.
My opinion definately the best player to grace the field better then Lomu.
- Instincts stopping BOD
- Rupeni running through France in the world cup
- Speed strength only Caucau would score
- Embarassing a wallaby and 3 defenders then toying with Tiquiri
- Embarassing wallaby Rathbone who runs 40m in 4.6 and Brumbies team in jogging mode.
- 3 tries vs Crusaders tearing them apart himself
#3 Brian Habana Springboks (Best winger currently)
10.4 seconds 100m
Source: Telegraph UK
“Habana weighs 14 stone and is 5ft 11in but can bench-press 25 stone.” The best wing in the game at the moment.
Source: Times Online UK
#4 Takudzwa Ngwenya U.S Eagles
10.5 seconds 100m
Source: USA Rugby
“Running the 100m dash in 10.5 seconds and setting a high school record.”
Famous for burning Habana in the world cup it was amazing, he’s got a unique stepping style.
#5 Joe Rokocoko NZ All Blacks
“he can run 40m in just 4.66 seconds! He’s even faster than his fellow team-mate and winger Doug Howlett, and he can run the 100m in 10.66!”
Source: BBC Sport
Rokocoko is featured in alot of videos on youtube.
#6 Doug Howlett NZ All Blacks
“Was New Zealand schoolboy champion over 100m and the 100m hurdles, and in 1997 was national under-20 champion over 100m with a fastest time of 10.68sec.” Rugby top try scorer.
Source: ABC Austalia
Fastest player in Rugby Sevens for Fiji. He could be faster then Toderai Chavanga. Theres plenty more of him on youtube.
- Hong Kong Sevens 2007 – Fiji Vs Samoa
- William Ryder Dancing With The Stars
- Fiji Vs Scotland – Ryder 1st try
- Fiji Vs Scotland – Ryder 2nd try
- New Zealand Vs Fiji
- Fiji v Samoa
Jason Robinson, England
I’ve added a dedicated area for Jason Robinson he might not be the fastest over 100m. He’s definitely one of the most dangerous players in 40m and fastest over 10m allowing him to always beat his man.
- Jason Robinson vs Australia 2001
- 6N 2007 – England vs Scotland
- Jason Robinson England vs Wales 2003
- Winning Try Sale Sharks v. Bath (Last club rugby game, DREAM FINISH)
Other deserved mentions:
Paul Sackey England
Source: Daily Telegraph
Jonah Lomu NZ All Blacks (Best Wing of all time)
100m 10.8 The Rugby great Jonah Lomu weighing in a big 120 KG on the wing. A devastating runner with his agility, speed and power. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/low/rugby_union/4601037.stm
Stapleton(Force Super 14) 10.27
Agility & Fastest short distance 0-40m unorderd:
WORLD RECORD sprinter Ben Johnson’s 40 meter split of 4.38 seconds though if Johnson was running a 40meter sprint it would be lower.
FASTEST Recorded 40m:
source (broken now): http://www.chiefs.co.nz/index.php?pid=2&newsid=105
Fastest: William Ryder (my opinion)
Jason Robinson, England
Shane Williams, Wales
Toderai, South Africa
Habana, South Africa
Who do you think’s the fastest? Have your say?
If you have any times with sources and speed of the players post it as a comment and i will add it on the web page.