Irish Rugby’s Four Fastest Players Revealed

Quicker than a hiccup.

Ireland has produced plenty of fliers over the years. Straight away the first man that comes to mind is Dennis Hickie. The former Leinster and Ireland winger made a career for himself with his lightning pace.

Then there was the famous comments by George Hook, who stated Tommy Bowe didn’t have the speed required to be an international winger. Boy was he wrong. To be fair it wasn’t the last controversial comment old Hooky made…

These days Ireland still produces plenty of lighting fast players, but the man that tops the list may surprise you. Leinster’s Barry Daly is officially the fastest man in Ireland… well, on a rugby pitch anyway.

His Leinster teammate Isa Nacewa recently revealed on SportsJoe Live, that Daly set the team record for sprints, with Rory Scholes, Jacob Stockdale and Simon Zebo capping off the top four in Ireland.

Ireland’s Fastest Rugby Players

Barry Daly (Leinster) – 10.5 metres per second.
Rory Scholes (Connacht) – 10.0 m.p.s
Jacob Stockdale (Ulster) – 9.97 m.p.s
Simon Zebo (Munster) – 9.85 m.p.s

Daly starts on the wing this weekend against Munster. Will we see him put his pace to work?

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Jason Hennessy

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