A classical singer, a fitness guru and a former Miss Universe: Meet the glamorous rugby WAGS set to descend on the UK ahead of next week's World Cup

  • The WAGS of England's rugby stars have been asked to keep a low profile
  • They include glamorous Camilla Kerslake, 27, and Chloe Madeley, 28
  • Both are fond of sharing their lives on social media and in the Press
  • Other England WAGS are less high profile students and models 

It might be one of the most popular British sports but rarely has rugby been accused of being glamorous.

Now all that looks set to change with a bevy of beautiful wives and girlfriends set to descend on the UK ahead of the rugby World Cup next week.

Along with local favourites such as classical singer Camilla Kerslake, 27, the line-up off the pitch also includes a former professional hockey player and a glamorous bikini model. 

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Social media fan: Chloe Madeley poses for a selfie with boyfriend James Haskell in Dubai earlier this week

Social media fan: Chloe Madeley poses for a selfie with boyfriend James Haskell in Dubai earlier this week

So who will be giving the Duchess of Cambridge a run for her money in the style stakes? FEMAIL reveals which are the WAGS to watch at the Rugby World Cup.

ENGLAND 

England are currently gearing up for their opening group match against Fiji at Twickenham next Friday evening.

But the increasingly glamorous gathering of girls surrounding the squad has raised eyebrows thanks to the potentially distracting effect their presence could have.

Among them is classical singer Camilla Kerslake, 27, the pretty blonde girlfriend of captain Chris Robshaw, 29.

Miss Kerslake, who was one of the first signings to Gary Barlow's record label, is famous for her candid approach to social media, not least in the photos she shares.

One, a snap of her wearing a negligee while putting a chicken in the oven, went viral - although the 27-year-old says she wasn't expecting anyone to pay it any attention.

Glamorous: Classical singer Camilla Kerslake is famously fond of posting racy photos on Twitter

Glamorous: Classical singer Camilla Kerslake is famously fond of posting racy photos on Twitter

Rugby power couples: Chris Robshaw and Camilla Kerslake (left) and James Haskell and Chloe Madeley

Rugby power couples: Chris Robshaw and Camilla Kerslake (left) and James Haskell and Chloe Madeley

'If I’d thought for a second that picture would go viral I would have worn make-up,' she told the Mail on Sunday's You magazine in an interview published last weekend.

'It was just a bit of fun because I looked like Betty from Mad Men.'

Just as high profile is Chloe Madeley, 28, the media personality and fitness guru girlfriend of flanker James Haskell, 30.

Miss Madeley is the daughter of former This Morning hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan and is most famous for her stint on The Jump - the Channel 4 winter sports reality show.

Another famous name in the England camp is Saturdays singer Una Healey, 33, who is married to winger Ben Foden, 30, who like Manu Tuilagi, 24, narrowly missed out on a place in the squad

The couple, who married in 2012, have a son and daughter, Aoife and Tadhg, together and, like Mr Robshaw and Miss Kerslake, have become fixtures in the showbiz press.

Training hard: England's Chris Robshaw is put through his paces during a training session at Twickenham

Training hard: England's Chris Robshaw is put through his paces during a training session at Twickenham

Star: Ben Foden's wife Una Healey was once a singer with the Saturdays and appears on the Irish Voice

Star: Ben Foden's wife Una Healey was once a singer with the Saturdays and appears on the Irish Voice

Looking good: England lock Sam Burgess pictured with his glamorous girlfriend, Phoebe Hooke

Looking good: England lock Sam Burgess pictured with his glamorous girlfriend, Phoebe Hooke

Other players, among them lock Sam Burgess, 26, have model girlfriends while others, such as Courtney Laws, 26, are in relationships with their childhood sweethearts.

SCOTLAND

England might be the only team to have once counted a member of the Royal Family among the wives and girlfriends but the other teams have no shortage of star power.

Scotland lock Richie Gray, 26, is dating glamorous Miss World contestant Ellie Keating, who made a memorable appearance in a pink tartan ensemble during the 2014 competition.

His teammate Finn Russell, 22, is dating another beauty queen in the shape of the newly crowned Miss Scotland, student Mhairi Fergusson, 21.

Beauty: Former Miss World contestant Ellie Keating is dating Scotland lock, Richie Gray, 26

Beauty: Former Miss World contestant Ellie Keating is dating Scotland lock, Richie Gray, 26

IRELAND

Another striking WAG is Jess Redden, the 21-year-old girlfriend of Ireland rugby star Rob Kearney, 29.

Miss Redden follows in the footsteps of another very glamorous women - actress Susie Amy, 34, who dated the hunk for three years before splitting in 2012.

Also livening up the Ireland line-up is Sophie Marron, a tall brunette student currently dating 22-year-old centre Robbie Henshaw.

Just as pretty is Sinead Corcoran, the girlfriend of Jack McGrath, who has an impressive career of her own - as a radiographer. 

NEW ZEALAND 

All Blacks veteran Dan Carter, 33, is another player with a beautiful wife, although ex professional hockey player Honor, 33, is a sportswoman to be reckoned with in her own right.

The couple, who married in 2011, now have two sons together: two-year-old Marco and baby Fox, who was born in April. 

Sporty: New Zealand veteran Dan Carter's wife Honor, 33, is a sportswoman in her own right 

Sporty: New Zealand veteran Dan Carter's wife Honor, 33, is a sportswoman in her own right 

AUSTRALIA 

Australian fly-half Quade Cooper is another rugby star famous for sporty girlfriends, although swimmer Stephanie Rice didn't last long before being dumped for businesswoman Amelia Gorrie.

Mr Cooper, 26, went on to split from Miss Gorrie earlier this year and is now thought to be in a relationship with 27-year-old bikini model and TV personality, Laura Dundovic.

Earlier this year, Miss Dundovic took part in the Australian version of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here which, unlike the UK show, is filmed in South Africa.

New addition: Australia's Quade Cooper is dating bikini model Laura Dundovic (left, pictured with her mother)

New addition: Australia's Quade Cooper is dating bikini model Laura Dundovic (left, pictured with her mother)

Looking good: Wales star Leigh Halfpenny pictured with his glamorous other half, Jess Tumelty

Looking good: Wales star Leigh Halfpenny pictured with his glamorous other half, Jess Tumelty

WALES 

Leigh Halfpenny might have missed out on a World Cup spot but the fly-half does have some compensation in the shape of glamorous girlfriend Jess Tumelty.

Brunette Miss Tumelty has become at regular member of the crowd during Halfpenny's games for Toulon at the Stade Felix Mayol.

Both are likely to be watching when the Welsh side makes its début at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for their opening match against Uruguay a week on Sunday. 

 

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