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International rugby stars who tweet

With more and more professional sports stars turning to Twitter to interact with their fans, we’ve decided to create a comprehensive list of international rugby players for you to follow. There are literally hundreds of players out there with accounts so we’ve narrowed the list down by selecting those with the largest number of followers and most active accounts.

Twitter has become such an important part of public life that players’ often find their tweets quoted in the press. Confidential information like team lineups and strategies are often revealed on Twitter. English club rugby side Leicester players have, for example, been banned from using Twitter in any capacity after player Jordan Crane revealed he could be out of the squad for three months due to injury.

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Yet even indirect tweets can get players in trouble. Quade Cooper’s girlfriend and pro swimmer, Stephanie Rice, made a controversial tweet after South Africa lost to the Wallabies. Not only did her sponsors withdraw, but the press also turned against both her and Cooper illustrating just how large an impact Twitter now has on the mainstream media. Ex-Springbok player and commentator Bob Skinstad recently told Memeburn how he ended up in a compromised position due to “tweeting after mixing alcohol and sleeping pills”.

Australia

  1. @QuadeCooper
    Name Quade Cooper
    Location Brisbane
    Web www.quadecooper.com
    Twitter Bio: Professional rugby player QLD Reds/Australia Wallabies tweeter commentator

  2. @AdamCoopy
    Name Adam Ashley-Cooper
    Location Canberra
    Twitter Bio: Australian Wallaby rugby player.

  3. @AlastairBaxter3
    Name Al Baxter
    Location Sydney, Australia
    Web www.alastairbaxter.com/
    Twitter Bio: Tweets from the official website of Alastair Baxter, International rugby playing architect.

  4. @hodgo678
    Name Matt Hodgson
    Location Perth, Western Australia
    Web www.rugbywa.com.au
    Twitter Bio: Western Force and Australian Rugby Union Player.

  5. @drew_mitchell
    Name Drew Mitchell
    Location Sydney
    Twitter Bio: Australian Rugby Union Player

  6. @giteau_rugby
    Name Matt Giteau
    Location Perth, Canberra, Australia
    Web www.iprime.com.au

  7. @RealBigDell
    Name Wendell Sailor
    Location St George and the Illawarra
    Web www.dragons.com.au
    Twitter Bio: Father, Husband, Dancer, St George Illawarra Dragons Ambassador and Dual

  8. @FaingaaTwins
    Name Saia n Ant Faingaa
    Location Australia
    Twitter Bio: Professional Rugby players for the QLD Reds and Wallabies.

  9. @mat_rogers6
    Name Mat Rogers
    Web http://matrogers.beinvolved.com.au
    Twitter Bio: Grateful? Never Enough!! For my career, my family, my friends and the grace of God

  10. @JHorwill
    Name James Horwill
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Twitter Bio: Professional Rugby player for QLD Reds/Wallabies.

New Zealand

  1. @NeemiaTialata
    Name Neemia Tialata
    Location Wainui, New Zealand
    Web http://neemia.webs.com/
    Twitter Bio: Neemia Tialata official Twitter site… Follow my experience and my journey as an All Black, Hurricanes, Wellington Lions professional rugby player. Yeeyeeh!

  2. @CoryJane1080
    Name Cory Jane
    Location Upper Hutt, Wellington
    Web www.littlementrades.com/
    Twitter Bio: Up 2 tweepz it’s Cory Jane Aka soup.pro rugby player 4 the Lions,Hurricanes,All Blacks.Look out 4 my INSIDE SCOOP WIF SOUP interviews.1080 is my All Black #

  3. @Powza13
    Name Piri Weepu
    Location Wainuiomata, New Zealand
    Twitter Bio: I love my beautiful daughter Keira!!  looks more beautiful everyday!

England

  1. @willcarling
    Name Will Carling
    Location London
    Web www.wcmltd.com
    Twitter Bio: Old, useless ex England rugby captain, who is about to launch a great new rugby resource / website

  2. @ollybarkley
    Name Olly Barkley
    Location Bath and North East Some
    Web www.ollybarkley.co.uk
    Twitter Bio: Professional egg chaser. Love electro, Thai food and lazy Sunday’s. Tweet tweet.

  3. @KyranBracken
    Name Kyran Bracken
    Location London
    Web www.kyransiceparty.com
    Twitter Bio: Former rugby player and winner of dancing on ice 2007, look out for my summer ice show “Kyran Brackens Ice Party”, Aug 21 – Sep 5th at the BIC Bourne

  4. @danny_care
    Name Danny Care
    Web www.sportpost.com/dannycare
    Twitter Bio: Professional Rugby player

  5. @RugbyBenCohen
    Name Ben Cohen
    Location England
    Web www.ben-cohen.com
    Twitter Bio: Rugby Player – Left Wing – Sale Sharks.

  6. @mattjsdawson
    Name Matt Dawson
    Location Leafy West London
    Web http://mattdawsononline.com
    Twitter Bio: Food nut, sports fruit, Sodexo Ambassador and broadcaster!

  7. @Shane_Geraghty
    Name Shane Geraghty
    Location England
    Twitter Bio: Professional Rugby Player

  8. @GreenwoodRugby
    Name Will Greenwood
    Location London
    Web www.skysports.com/willgreenwood
    Twitter Bio: World Cup Winner. Sky Sports Rugby expert. Daily Telegraph Columnist.

  9. @jameshaskell
    Name James Haskell
    Web www.jameshaskell.com
    Twitter Bio: James is a pro rugby player.

  10. @andyhazell
    Name Andrew Hazell
    Location Gloucester
    Twitter Bio: A discerning gent who enjoys anything that makes him smile., and plays rugby for his hometown Gloucester!!

  11. @IamAustinHealey
    Name Austin Healey
    Location On twitter/Leicestershire
    Twitter Bio: Dad of 4 husband to a wonderful wife former Rugby player now who knows?

  12. @peterhewat
    Name Peter Hewat
    Location Tokyo
    Twitter Bio: Rugby Player

  13. @Nicky_k
    Name Nick Kennedy
    Location London
    Web www.AlphaKin.com

  14. @ryan_lamb
    Name Ryan Lamb
    Location London
    Twitter Bio: Rugby player

  15. @joshlewsey
    Name Josh Lewsey
    Web www.mounteverestclimb2010.com/
    Twitter Bio: Official profile of Josh Lewsey – preparations for Mount Everest Climb 2010

  16. @TomMay1
    Name Tom May
    Location Toulon,France + London,England
    Web www.everythingrugby.com
    Twitter Bio: Professional rugby player

  17. @LewisMoody7
    Name Lewis Moody
    Location Bath
    Twitter Bio: England & Bath Rugby Union player. And dad

  18. @ugomonye
    Name Ugo Monye
    Location London
    Web www.quins.co.uk
    Twitter Bio: Professional rugby player

  19. @OlliePhillips11
    Name Ollie Phillips
    Location Paris
    Twitter Bio: Professional rugby player for Stade Francais; Living in Paris & bringing a touch of british to France. Also, part-time comedian & house-wife to @jameshaskell!

  20. @David_Strettle
    Name David Strettle
    Location England
    Web www.superstarsevens.com

  21. @TomVoyce
    Name Tom Voyce
    Location England
    Twitter Bio: I’m a professional rugby player and I enjoy shooting and promoting the English countryside

  22. @PhilVickery
    Name Phil Vickery
    Location London and South West
    Web www.ragingbull.co.uk
    Twitter Bio: Phil Vickery, British and Irish Lions, England Rugby, London Wasps, Rugby

Ireland

  1. @Paul_OConnell
    Name Paul O’Connell
    Location Ireland
    Web www.bethedifference.ie
    Twitter Bio: Irish rugby union player for Munster and Ireland.

  2. @BrianODriscoll
    Name Brian O’Driscoll
    Location Dublin
    Web www.brianodriscoll.ie
    Twitter Bio: Rugby Player and foody

  3. @TommyBowe14
    Name Tommy Bowe
    Location Swansea
    Web http://cornerflag.net
    Twitter Bio: Official Twitter page for Irish and Ospreys player Tommy Bowe

  4. @andrew_trimble
    Name Andrew Trimble
    Location Belfast
    Twitter Bio: Rugby player with ulster and ireland…worth a follow…you can always unfollow if you don’t like what you get!

  5. @RonanOGara10
    Name Ronan O Gara
    Location Cork
    Web http://www.ronanogara.ie
    Twitter Bio: Professional Rugby Player with Munster and Ireland

Wales

  1. @Huw_Bennett
    Name Huw Bennett
    Location Swansea, Ebbw Vale
    Twitter Bio: Pro rugby player for Ospreys. Father to 3 legends! Fiancé to 1 beauty! And an ever improving golfer 🙂

  2. @LeeByrne_15
    Name Lee Byrne
    Location Wales
    Twitter Bio: This is the Official Twitter page for Wales and ospreys Rugby player Lee Byrne.

  3. @Jiff10
    Name Jonathan Davies
    Location Everywhere
    Twitter Bio: Played a bit of rugby and now work for BBC. The views and comments on Twitter are of my own and not of the BBC.

  4. @CaiGriffiths
    Name Cai Griffiths
    Location Swansea, Wales, UK
    Web www.ospreysrugby.com
    Twitter Bio: Professional Rugby Player for the Ospreys

  5. @adamjones3
    Name Adam Jones
    Location Merthyr
    Twitter Bio: Professional rugby player

  6. @sonnytoiparker
    Name Sonny Toi Parker
    Location Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
    Twitter Bio: Pro Rugby player for the Ospreys!

  7. @andypowell8
    Name Andy Powell
    Location Wales
    Web www.distinctagency.com
    Twitter Bio: The official twitter page of British Lions, Wales and new London Wasps recruit Andy Powell.

  8. @RichieRees
    Name Richie Rees
    Location Cardiff / Swansea
    Twitter Bio: Professional egg tosser / Trainee Teacher

  9. @ScottQuinnell
    Name Andy Powell
    Web www.dore.co.uk
    Twitter Bio: I played #8 for Wales earning 52 caps, British Lions and Wigan RL. Now retired, I work with Dore – a dyslexia programme that changed my life

  10. @Jamiehuwroberts
    Name Jamie Roberts
    Location Wales
    Twitter Bio: Rugby player at Cardiff blues / medical student at Cardiff university

  11. @Tayls13
    Name Mark Taylor
    Location Llanelli
    Twitter Bio: Has-been ex-rugby player, head like a horse but married to a beautiful woman!

  12. @gareththomas14
    Name Gareth Thomas
    Location Wales, UK
    Web www.gareththomasonline.com
    Twitter Bio: Crusaders RL Player, ex Wales & British Lions captain.

  13. @ShaneWilliams11
    Name Shane Williams
    Location Wales. Glanamman
    Web www.shanewilliamspromotions.com
    Twitter Bio: Pro Rugby Player Wales/Ospreys

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