Everyone knows the high profile code switches from the NFL to rugby union and vice versa, Nate Ebner, Jarryd Hayne and to a lesser degree Carlin Isles.
Ebner plies his trade with the New England Patriots and has picked up two Super Bowl rings along the way. Last year he reverted to rugby sevens and represented the United States national team at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
In Haynes case, he began life as a rugby league player, before moving to the San Francisco 49ers, before once again changing codes, retiring from the NFL to pursue sevens with the Fiji national team, before landing back in the NRL.
Isles gets an honorary mention, having played football in highschool and was was signed – albeit briefly – by the Detroit Lions to the team’s practice squad. He never broke into their 53 man roster, leaving to take up a contract with Glasgow Warriors.
While these players are clearly supreme athletes, hopping from one code to another seemingly at will, if you were to hand pick players from the NFL to make the transition to rugby, who would they be?
Here’s our list: