Cricketers playing rugby

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by ThemApples, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. ThemApples

    ThemApples Guest

    Hey guys. I though it would make an interesting topic for my first post. If you had to pick a rugby team entirely composed of cricket players from your respective country, what would your team look like? Your thoughts please.

    Hear is my South African cricketing XV

    1: Jacques Kallis
    2: Neil McKenzie
    3: Graeme Smith
    4: Morne Morkel
    5: Dayle Steyn
    6: Albie Morkel
    7: Vaughn van Jaarsvelt
    8: Hashim Amla
    9: Mark Boucher
    10: Herchelle Gibbs
    11: L. Tsosobe
    12: Ab. De Villiers
    13: Wayne Parnell
    14: Makaya Ntini
    15: Jp. Duminy
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  3. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    I don't know why, but I reckon Black Cap Jeff Wilson would've made a handy All Black in his day... say, on the wing or at fullback.
  4. Bowerman

    Bowerman Guest

    cricket is even smaller than rugby in my country, i don't think there are enough players... :lol:
    but welcome to the forums
  5. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Probably better to make it a World XV of cricketers from all time. No one country has enough players who'd make the switch well. I do get the feeling that Jeff Wilson would probably be captain of it though. Could see Jessie Ryder being very handy in the front row too, lol.
  6. Glamorgan infamously play Rugby to warm up instead of Football like the English clubs do, although I can't see them making more than a front row, looknig at the size of most of their players. ;)
  7. LydiatesGirl

    LydiatesGirl Guest

    ummm well i dont know any welsh players apart from James Harris but even he's playing for England
  8. QLD

    QLD Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ripper @ Sep 8 2009, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Funny you say that, Jeff Wilson played for New Zealand in cricket and rugby :eek:
  9. KZNSharksFan

    KZNSharksFan Guest

    Victor Matfield played cricket for northern transvaal I think. Apparently a good bowler.
  10. jawmalawm24

    jawmalawm24 Guest

    I've got the Celebrity Tsunami Appeal match American Samoa vs Samoa and it had former Rugby players, Soccer players and Cricket players it was just a fun game but still cool to watch. Noah Hickey former All Whites Soccer player, Dion Nash and Adam Parore former Cricket players and a host of other former Rugby stars like Christian Cullen, Frank Bunce, Jeff Wilson, Junior Tonu'u, Alama Ieremia and a whole bunch of others played.
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