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"BIENVENUE CHEZ MOI!"

The TOP 14 stars sharing the good life with their thousands of Instagram followers

Life can be pretty tough for a rugby pro: The big hits on Saturday, the sore bodies on Sunday, and then backing up at training to do it all again.

But the stars of TOP 14 also want you to know they have a pretty good life in France – and they’re always ready to prove it to their legions of adoring followers on Instagram.

So which players show their true self – and which just show off? Here’s a guide to the biggest names of TOP 14 via their Instagram accounts.

Cobus Reinach

@cobus.reinach – 50k followers

A fan favourite on the off the pitch, Reinach loves to share his professional and family life with his 50k followers. Scroll back through his account to relive his World Cup success, his time with Northampton Saints or his most recent adventure at Montpellier. Following Reinach, you can track the adventures of his beautiful family – his wife, Frances and his 2-year-old son, who is surely a star of the future like his dad!

His bromance with club and international colleague, Handre Pollard is also well-documented. Both the Reinach’s and the Pollard’s share many adventures and Cobus’ Instagram page is great place to check these out. It’s also travelogue, both on and off the pitch. Whether that’s  a trip up the French Alps or back to his homeland to visit the Serengeti, Reinach is always sharing adventures with his fans.

Simon Zebo

@simonzebo – 161k followers

Racing 92’s Zebo loves to have a laugh – often at himself. His Instagram account is alive with funny pictures from his youth or memes to cheer up your day. Zebo takes great pride in his wonderful family, wife, Elvira and their three children. However, as well as living in the moment, enjoying his time in Paris, he never forgets to keep engaged with his friends back home in Ireland.

Zebo also shares snippets of training at Racing, as well as the other joys of living in Paris! His passion in sports, other than rugby, include posts on football, boxing and Ireland’s own hurling. He uses his platform to share positivity around the world.

Kurtley Beale

@kurtley_beale – 72k followers

Kurtley Beale is another Racing player with a highly engaging and personal Instagram account, and another player we here at TOP 14 love interacting with. His page tracks his journey throughout his career from Australia to England and now to France with Racing. Beale loves to share the amazing places his job takes him which even goes as far as having a picture of himself, wearing Budgy Smugglers, with Prince William!

You can follow his loving relationship with his wife, Maddie and the many fantastic exploits they take on together. The Beales love to travel, with trips to Rome and Dubai featuring on his page. The comments from his teammates on his pictures alone, make following Kurtley Beale a worthwhile venture for anyone! 

Ben Tameifuna

@ben_tameifuna – 23.5k followers

French rugby’s big man shows that he has the personality and sense of humour to match his stature with the wholesome content on his Instagram page. Whether he is recording his playing time at Racing, with Tonga or at his new club, Bordeaux, Ben Tameifuna always has a smile on his face.

On his page, you can appreciate the loving relationship he has with his mother, his daughters and his dog. Tameifuna is always having a laugh and not scared to embarrass himself for the entertainment of his fans!

He has begun a new journey at Bordeaux, and we here at TOP 14, look forward to following every step of his journey sharing his adventures with him and his many fans through his Instagram.

Nicolas Sanchez

@nicofsanchezz – 199k followers

Argentina fly-half, Nico Sanchez loves taking pictures of him and his family around Paris and sharing them with his fans. Nico, his wife, Julia and their two children love experiencing the sights that Paris has to offer.

As well as following his journey at Stade Français and Argentina, his friendship with compatriots is well-documented on his page. All three Argentines, based in Paris and with young children, love sharing their experiences together around the French capital.

You can also check our and follow Sanchez’s TikTok page, where you can see how he likes to spend his spare time and appreciate that his skill on the rugby pitch is matched by his ability to make very aesthetically pleasing cup of coffee!

Tim Nanai Williams

@tim_nwilliams – 56k followers

Clermont’s Tim Nanai Williams is a massive family man and loves to share the adventures that he and his beautiful family get up to with his fans on his Instagram page. He, his wife, Allie, and their three children love exploring Clermont-Ferrand and other European cities in his time away from the pitch.

Aside from his family, and his time with Samoa, the Chiefs or Clermont, Tim Nanai Williams has many friendships with people in rugby. Always close with cousin, Sonny Bill Williams, he is very good friends with Ben Tameifuna, Hika Elliot and Liam Messam. All former Waikato Chiefs players, they all now play rugby in France and Tim catches up with them regularly.

We love Tim Nanai Williams’ social media page and the interaction he has with it and know you would love it too!

These are our TOP picks for stars that we recommend you follow.

Check them and more out on our socials – Instagram: @top14rugby.en

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